Scottish Public Sector Cuts

Scottish Public Sector Cuts

Public sector pay-offs treble in 3 years

PUBLIC sector redundancy payouts in Scotland have trebled in the past three years, as bodies slash staff to deal with the impact of cutbacks.

Analysis: Worrying times ahead for all in local government

We've been dealing with job losses in the public sector for a considerable time, so these figures don't come as a surprise.

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Co-ordinated strikes loom

THE threat of co-ordinated strikes by hundreds of thousands of public sector workers in protest at cuts in jobs, services and pensions, is set to come a step closer this week.

Hundreds demonstrate in favour of spending cuts

HUNDREDS of people took part in a demonstration opposite the Houses of Parliament in support of government spending cuts yesterday.

Teachers' union in vote for strikes

A SECOND teaching union has voted to take strike action in a growing row over changes to pay and conditions in Scotland.

Carers worth £10bn a year

The care provided by friends and family to ill, frail or disabled relatives in Scotland is now worth £10.3 billion every year.

Universities funding shortfall sets an early challenge

The looming funding gap between Scottish and English universities will be high on the agenda for Alex Salmond's new government.

Warning of industrial action 'on a massive scale'

THE UK government has been warned it faces industrial turmoil on a "massive scale" as unions start planning to step up opposition to spending and job cuts.

500,000 jobs at risk as government cuts in spending take toll

MORE than 100,000 UK private sector workers face losing their jobs as the coalition government cuts back on buying goods and services from British firms, a senior economist warned today.

More details on NHS cuts should be made public to boost confidence

MORE information about the NHS in Scotland needs to be available to the public so people can be sure decisions on cuts are in the best interests of patients, nursing leaders have said.

'Madness' for police to take civilian roles - Unison

A PLAN to use police officers to carry out civilian roles is "economic madness", according to the union Unison.

Charity plans to cut staff pay

A SOCIAL care charity in Scotland is proposing to cut staff pay.

150 protest against cuts to services for disabled

MORE than 150 people have demonstrated against cuts to services for disabled people.

Unions split as EIS accepts deal to freeze teachers' pay for two years

Members of Scotland's largest teaching union last night narrowly accepted a real-terms cut to pay in exchange for guarantees on jobs.

Two capital colleges set to merge and become one of the UK's biggest

TWO colleges in Scotland's capital are to merge to form one of the biggest in the UK, it emerged yesterday.

Big-hitting Scots universities warn funding gap could cost them dear

SCOTLAND's universities are "punching above their weight" in funding, compared with the rest of the UK, according to new figures.

Scots restrict spending over fears of government cutbacks

Almost nine in 10 Scots have embarked on their own spending cuts as fears grow over the impact of the government's austerity regime.

Councils fear care transfer means £300m 'black hole'

SCOTLAND'S local government body today said controversial plans to transfer social care services from councils to health boards will leave a £300 million black hole in funding for key services.

Supply teachers' pay 'targeted'

The Scottish Government has been criticised by a teaching union for its treatment of supply teachers.

College chief in plea over education cuts

A SENIOR college principal has told MSPs they should "hang their heads in shame" if no solution is found to swingeing cuts.

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