BBC News | Scotland:
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"Local services including schools, bin collections and ferry crossings have been disrupted as thousands of council workers staged a 24 walk-out over pay.
Up to 150,000 members of the GMB, Unite and Unison unions joined the dispute across the country after rejecting a 2.5% pay deal over three years.
The local government umbrella group Cosla said it was willing to meet with unions to discuss the dispute."
Also: Read Brian Taylor's blog on Labour MSPs support for the pay claim...