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Unions have set a date for fresh strike action by council workers in a continuing dispute over pay.
The announcement came a day after a 24-hour walkout by 150,000 local government staff.
Unions are unhappy with a 2.5% pay offer and want 5% instead. Council bosses called for more talks.
A Unison spokesman said the forthcoming action would target particular services and would involve lower numbers of workers than previous strikes. He declined to give any indication how long it would last.
However council bosses claim they have already made concessions and the resources are not available to meet the workers' demands.
Local authority employers' group Cosla called on the unions to bring more realistic demands to the table.
A Cosla spokesman said: "We are prepared to meet with the unions at any time.
"We do not want the people of Scotland inconvenienced by unnecessary strike action."
He urged the unions to come to any meeting with "a degree of reality in their position".
"We have moved twice already firstly to get to 2.5 % (from 2.2%) and then a one-year deal from three. The unions have not moved an inch."
Unison Scottish secretary Matt Smith said strike action was "only taken with the greatest of reluctance" and said he hoped the union and Cosla could come to a "negotiated settlement".