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NHS bosses wield the axe to vital services

By a Unison member NHS Tayside needs to make £58m of savings between now and next April. It doesn’t stop there because it is committed to a package of savings totalling £214m over the next 5 years. The admissions unit ...

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Striking Glasgow IT workers win concessions

After 23 days of a bitter dispute, Glasgow Unison members in the IT department have agreed a proposal that will end the industrial action. It represents another example of steps forward gained for workers by taking strike action. Glasgow City ...

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Strike action delivers pay victory for college staff

FE support staff in colleges across Scotland, organised in Unison and the GMB, have won their demand for a £450 pay rise and parity with the increase won by college lecturers earlier in 2016. This great result shows that strike action delivers. ...

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Tories announce plans to shut half of Glasgow’s Jobcentres

David Semple, PCS rep, Greater Glasgow branch On Wednesday 7th December, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that 8 of the 16 Jobcentres in Glasgow were being considered for closure. These plans for closures were originally announced in ...

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PCS ballot: Tories renew assault on public sector redundancy protection

David Semple, PCS rep, Greater Glasgow branch “Fair, affordable and sustainable”. The words used by the Con-Dem government in 2010, the last time the Tories drove through cuts to the redundancy terms and protections of low paid civil servants, making ...

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Fight to defend the NHS

By a Scottish NHS worker Scotland’s NHS is in crisis. The recent Audit Scotland report into the NHS exposed a ticking time-bomb caused by massive under funding. The scale of cuts planned by Scotland’s fourteen health boards this year is ...

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Glasgow workers striking against Labour privatisation

Matt Dobson Socialist Party Scotland and the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) give our full support to the Glasgow City Unison members who are taking strike action today, 17th November. The Labour council’s plans to outsource and privatise ...

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