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MP recognised for contribution to immigration detention reform

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald has been acknowledged by a group of civil society organisations for his contribution to immigration detention reform.

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MSP hits out as housing emergency payments rocket in East Dunbartonshire

MSP hits out as housing emergency payments rocket in East Dunbartonshire

Emergency housing payments to council tenants in East Dunbartonshire have rocketed over the past year.

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North Lanarkshire Council's head of housing solutions Stephen Llewellyn

Council looks to simplify its rent structure

North Lanarkshire Council is aiming to restructure and simplify its system for calculating rent.

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Councillor Allan Graham (second, left) was joined by North Lanarkshire Council's head of housing solutions Stephen Llewellyn ,assistant chief executive - enterprise and housing resources Des Murray and housing development manager Pamela Humphries as he outlined the council's ambitious plans to more than double its new council homes to 5000.

Council doubles its housing ambitions

North Lanarkshire Council proposes to more than double its affordable home plans by pledging to deliver 5000 homes by 2035.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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Unions step up strike threats

Unions step up strike threats

East Dunbartonshire faces a summer of discontent with three unions on the verge of strike action.

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Pupils benefit from cancer trust talks

Pupils benefit from cancer trust talks

Local MSP Rona Mackay says she is delighted that secondary schools in the area have signed up to cancer awareness talks.

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STAFF AT EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL SET TO STRIKE

STAFF AT EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE COUNCIL SET TO STRIKE

A union has warned severe disruption to local council services in East Dunbartonshire is imminent after its members voted overwhelmingly to strike.

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Union’s £4.5m legal threat against council

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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East Dunbartonshire Council HQ

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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