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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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Scottish college lecturers strike demands #honourthedeal

By Matt Dobson Lecturers in 20 colleges across Scotland have now taken four days of national strike action over the refusal of Colleges Scotland to honour a national bargaining deal on pay and conditions that was reached in March 2016 ...

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Unite members in Scotland fight back against brutal bosses

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By Matt Dobson Three major industrial disputes are on the agenda in private sector workplaces in Scotland over attacks on trade union rights, pay freezes and assaults on workers’  terms and conditions. In each of these cases, Unite are the ...

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CPSA to PCS: Fighting the ‘Moderates’ and building a campaigning union

John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity) Revelations from recently released Cabinet papers in the Morning Star newspaper show the “Moderate” leaders of the Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) collaborated with the Thatcher government in stopping Militant (forerunner of ...

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Labour’s “no cuts” budgets fail to offer a fighting alternative to austerity

Matt Dobson reports North Ayrshire Labour-run council has claimed it has implemented a “no cuts budget” for 2017/18. Council leader Joe Cullinane was quoted in the Morning Star: “I have proposed the most radical, anti-austerity budget seen in North Ayrshire for ...

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Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

  Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary For hours they poured off coaches and out of Euston and other stations as over 100,000 people – some estimates were as high as 250,000 – streamed to London ...

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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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