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Dundee porters in sixth week of all-out strike and still going strong

Philip Stott reports from Dundee The Dundee hospital porters are into their sixth week of all-out strike action and they are as strong and determined as ever. Initial discussions are due to start this week as part of the NHS ...

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Glasgow homelessness workers strike is growing stronger

Matt Dobson reports The indefinite all-out strike of the Glasgow Homeless Caseworkers is still going strong after over a month. After weeks of trying to ignore the strike and the case for fair pay, Glasgow’s Labour councillors and management were ...

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Dundee porters’ strike action forces NHS bosses onto the retreat

Philip Stott  The strike by 117 Dundee hospital porters is gaining huge support from across the city and beyond. The Unite union members began selective strike action 9 weeks ago and are now in their fourth week of all-out, indefinite ...

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Striking Glasgow Unison members are “In it to win it”

Interview with North East Community Homeless Caseworkers, Lesley and Mary. 70 Unison members in Glasgow have been on strike since March 31 in a long-running dispute with the council over re-grading and fair pay. How are you feeling about the ...

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Low pay? No way! Join the day of action against poverty pay

Scott Jones, Usdaw shop steward (personal capacity) Employers around the country – large and small, including the public sector – have created a culture of despair. Poverty pay means millions cannot afford the basics they need for a decent life. ...

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Fair Pay Now! demand Glasgow Unison members as indefinite strike action begins

Matt Dobson All out indefinite strike action by Glasgow City Council Homeless Service workers started this morning. Seventy workers have walked out in a dispute with Glasgow’s Labour council over their pay grade – the application of the council’s job evaluation scheme to ...

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March in support of Dundee porters as they prepare for all-out strike action

Philip Stott  120 striking hospital porters working at Dundee’s Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals are moving to all-out strike action from 7 April. After 5 weeks of partial strike action involving a mix of 4-hour and 24 hour strikes, the ...

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Support the striking hospital porters in Dundee

By Socialist Party Scotland reporters 120 hospital porters who are members of Unite at Dundee’s Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals have escalated their strike action over demands on pay and longstanding grading issues. The strike action began two weeks ago ...

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Draconian benefit sanctions requires urgent action from the Scottish Government

Matt Dobson  Benefit sanctions are creating desperate destitution for tens of thousands when their benefits are removed. According to Scottish Government figures there was a 15.4% increase in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) applied sanctions in Scotland in 2013-14, ...

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