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Mass march demands government action as the Battle for BiFab grows

Philip Stott reports  1,000 workers from the threatened Burntisland Fabrication – BiFab – their families and supporters from other trade unions marched to the Scottish parliament to publicise the “Battle For BiFab” and to demand Scottish government action. Angry, colourful ...

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March and strike to smash the pay cap

Jim McFarlane, Unison NEC member and local government worker (personal capacity) Since the start of the global financial crisis, workers’ real wages and living standards in the UK have suffered to an extent unprecedented in modern history. Real wages have ...

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Glasgow Jannies win famous victory

Glasgow janitors, after an industrial action campaign lasting almost two years, have won an inspiring victory. The Unison members have secured pay rises, a guarantee of one janitor per school and extra jobs have been created. Below we print the ...

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Support the striking Birmingham bin workers

Clive Walder, Birmingham Central Socialist Party Birmingham Labour council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute to defend 113 threatened jobs now that the action is beginning to bite. They are recruiting expensive agency staff and private ‘partners’ to ...

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Support the Barts health strike: Low pay, no way!

By Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party Serco strikers in Barts health trust in east London have led a magnificent fight so far! Ten days of strike action with big, bold, noisy picket lines, marches, rallies and dancing in the streets, have ...

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Chivas workers vote for action over pay

By Louise Donegan Chivas workers at Dumbarton and Paisley have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over a dispute regarding harmonisation of pay for the workers. The Paisley site is closing and the 460 full time workers will all be moved to ...

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Setback in Scottish local government pay battle

Jim McFarlane, Dundee City Unison secretary - personal capacity A majority of UNISON members in Scottish Local Government have voted to reject the employer’s pay offer of a £350 flat rate or 1% for those earning over £35,000 a year. ...

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An inspiring victory for striking college lecturers

By Matt Dobson After six days of national strike action, lecturers in Scotland’s colleges have won a major victory in their fight for fair and equal pay and harmonised terms and conditions. The dispute was won as an escalation of ...

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Striking college lecturers raging at Swinney’s attacks

By Matt Dobson The SNP-led Scottish government has sided with College Scotland’s cuts program and anti-trade union agenda by trying to pressure the EIS FELA college lecturers trade union to call off the planned escalation of its national strike. The ...

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