Next year will be "just as challenging" for public services after a "tough" 2012, a trade union has warned.
In a new year message, Unison said austerity measures imposed by governments at Westminster and Holyrood continue to "impact heavily" on our public services.
Unison's Scottish secretary Mike Kirby said the union would keep challenging "these attacks by government" over the next 12 months.
He said: "We will continue fighting to protect jobs and services in specific sectors - including our long-running campaign on police staff jobs, and in the further education sector - where fierce cutbacks are being imposed.
"We know the whole issue of pay is bound to feature strongly on our campaigning agenda in the coming year, and the TUC and STUC will consider co-ordinated action to defend and improve the position of our members and the important services we deliver.
"We have been winning the argument for the living wage and will continue to fight to have this extended not just to directly-employed public service staff but to those working in the private and third sectors who are contracted to provide public services."
Mr Kirby said Unison, which represents around 160,000 members working mainly in the public sector in Scotland, will also challenge the political parties ahead of the referendum on independence in 2014.
He said questions on public services and rights at work would be included.