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Tory chief whip under pressure to resign in East Dunbartonshire MP maternity pairing vote row

Theresa May faced calls last night to sack two senior figures in her government over claims they deliberately denied East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson on maternity leave her vote in a knife-edge Commons division on Brexit.

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The CCTV unit has been installed following an incident in the locality.

CCTV system needs street lights’ power

Concerns over the obvious waste of money having street lights illuminated during the hours of daylight led to a council complaint.

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East Dunbartonshire MP accuses Tories of cheating in Brexit customs union vote

East Dunbartonshire MP accuses Tories of cheating in Brexit customs union vote

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has accused the government of a breach of trust over a key House of Commons vote on Brexit.

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The council wants to hear from residents

Have your say on area’s green spaces

The recent hot weather has seen people flocking to their local parks in their droves - but now residents are being asked for their views on how they can be improved even further.

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Joint Leaders Polson and  Moody, with Lt Col Matt Sheldrick.

Armed Forces Covenant is signed by the council

East Dunbartonshire Council has joined with many other organisations and signed an Armed Forces Covenant with the Ministry of Defence.

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Unison has confirmed that further action is to take place later this month.

More woes ahead as strike to continue

Further industrial action has been announced at East Dunbartonshire Council, just days after services returned to normal levels.

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The MSP has questioned the use of private meetings.

MSP slams council over meetings held in private

MSP Rona Mackay has written to East Dunbartonshire Chief Executive Gerry Cornes to express her concern over the number of issues debated in private at the last full council meeting.

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MP Jo celebrates equality for women during ND week

Local MP Jo Swinson is supporting the inaugural celebration of National Democracy Week (ND).

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Volunteers clean up Woodhead Park after council strike

New wave of strikes hit county

Industrial relations between East Dunbartonshire Council and the unions show no signs of improving.

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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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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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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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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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