Scottish Public Sector Cuts
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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 of people took part in a demonstration opposite the Houses of Parliament in support of government spending cuts yesterday.
A SECOND teaching union has voted to take strike action in a growing row over changes to pay and conditions in Scotland.
The care provided by friends and family to ill, frail or disabled relatives in Scotland is now worth £10.3 billion every year.
The looming funding gap between Scottish and English universities will be high on the agenda for Alex Salmond's new government.
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.
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 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.
A PLAN to use police officers to carry out civilian roles is "economic madness", according to the union Unison.
A SOCIAL care charity in Scotland is proposing to cut staff pay.
MORE than 150 people have demonstrated against cuts to services for disabled people.
Members of Scotland's largest teaching union last night narrowly accepted a real-terms cut to pay in exchange for guarantees on jobs.
TWO colleges in Scotland's capital are to merge to form one of the biggest in the UK, it emerged yesterday.
SCOTLAND's universities are "punching above their weight" in funding, compared with the rest of the UK, according to new figures.
Almost nine in 10 Scots have embarked on their own spending cuts as fears grow over the impact of the government's austerity regime.
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.
The Scottish Government has been criticised by a teaching union for its treatment of supply teachers.
A SENIOR college principal has told MSPs they should "hang their heads in shame" if no solution is found to swingeing cuts.