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Union’s £4.5m legal threat against council

The new ruling Tory/LibDem administration at East Dunbartonshire Council has agreed to enter into negotiations with unions — after 
UNISON threatened to sue it for millions of pounds.

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Fury as council hikes up parking charges

Fury as council hikes up parking charges

A decision to increase fees in council-run car parks in East Dunbartonshire have sparked an angry reaction from 
residents and local business.

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£50m investment for council house improvements

£50m investment for council house improvements

North Lanarkshire Council has announced ambitious investment plans totalling £50.9m to deliver significant housing improvements.

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NLC’s £214m five-year capital plan

NLC’s £214m five-year capital plan

A near £214 million investment programme for the next five years has been unveiled by North Lanarkshire Council.

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Fears for jobs and services from ‘devastating’ £1.3m assault on council workers’ conditions

Fears for jobs and services from ‘devastating’ £1.3m assault on council workers’ conditions

Union leaders have described a barrage of cuts to the terms and conditions of workers at East Dunbartonshire Council as “devastating” – and say public services will suffer 
as a result.

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Protests as new Lib Dem/Tory coalition takes control at East Dunbartonshire Council

Protests as new Lib Dem/Tory coalition takes control at East Dunbartonshire Council

Dozens of union members protested outside East Dunbartonshire Council HQ on Tuesday night against cuts to their terms and conditions.

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Meeting which take place in the council chamber at  Motherwell Civic Centre will be broadcast

Council prepares to broadcast meeting on the Internet

North Lanarkshire Council is set to broadcast its committee meetings on the Internet for the first time.

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Another row brewing at East Dunbartonshire Council

Two MSPs are investigating claims that officers of the council have been instructed not to speak with local or national union representatives.

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East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson calls for statue to Margaret Thatcher

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson calls for statue to Margaret Thatcher

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has called for a statue of Maggie Thatcher to be built as part of a drive to see more women immortalised in public spaces.

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The employees union, the GMB have set out an ultimatum to North Lanarkshire Council.

GMB demands action is taken

GMB Scotland has demanded that North Lanarkshire Council bosses urgently recalculate and reward the pensions of hundreds of women affected by the equal pay scandal.

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East Dunbartonshire Council house rents to rise by 3.9 per cent

Council house rents are set to increase by 3.9 per cent after a meeting of East Dunbartonshire councillors last week.

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Are savings still required?

Are savings still required?

North Lanarkshire is waiting with baited breath to learn if proposed council cuts can now be shelved - at least for this year!

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Anger at council committee meeting as SNP emergency motion is denied

Anger at council committee meeting as SNP emergency motion is denied

A row erupted at North Lanarkshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee when the SNP attempted to discuss gritting policy around icy schools.

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East Dunbartonshire Council HQ

Job fears as Council faces £18m funding gap

There are fears for job losses as crisis-hit East Dunbartonshire Council faces finding savings of almost £18 million this year to balance the books.

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MP joins call to count veterans in next Census because we know more about ‘Jedi Knights’

MP joins call to count veterans in next Census because we know more about ‘Jedi Knights’

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson MP has declared her support for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for the Armed Forces community to be included in the next census.

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Unions hit out at council’s lack of consultation

Unions hit out at council’s lack of consultation

Unions have joined together to condemn cuts to the voluntary redundancy packages to East Dunbartonshire Council employees without consultation.

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Council tax — 3% rise likely

East Dunbartonshire residents may see their council tax bills rise by three per cent again this year.

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