"However, the order did give a commitment by COSLA
to reopen pay negotiations in specific circumstances including another local government bargaining group's pay offer being greater.
will now write to all councils asking them to process payments.
But in their submission to MSPs, Cosla
said councils faced a cut to their core budget of PS237million.
As well as the [pounds sterling]549m it says it needs to prevent further erosion of unprotected local services like roads and public safety, Cosla
said the Scottish Government had to deliver on a promise of [pounds sterling]325m to cover new initiatives like expanding childcare and free personal care.
Meanwhile, UNISON members will be urged to reject a recently revised pay offer made by COSLA
in a consultative ballot running until November 7.
Communities Secretary Angela Constance said the government would work with local authorities through COSLA
to end the fees.
president David O'Neill had earlier protested that PS500million had been cut from councils' spending plans for the financial year, starting last April.
Jim Scheppke, who chaired COSLA
's Ebook Task Force before retiring from his 20-year post as Oregon State Librarian in December 2011, says the survey results are positive.
's Joe Di Paola said: "We are extremely disappointed.
"We had hoped that a couple of weeks into the dispute, Cosla
would see sense but that doesn't appear to be happening.
's Strong and Sustainable Communities category is ultimately a recognition of a council making their local communities better places in which to work, live or visit.