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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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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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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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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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Unison members preparing for battle on pay

By Jim McFarlane - Dundee City Unison branch secretary (personal capacity) Delegates at last weeks UNISON Scottish Local Government Conference voted unanimously for a motion that commits to a campaign for an acceptable 2017 pay deal. The trade unions are ...

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College support staff in strike for pay justice

Matt Dobson and Socialist Party Scotland reporters 2,500 Unison members who work as support staff in Scotland’s 20 FE colleges took their first national day of strike action in a dispute over pay. Picket lines were well attended and buoyant ...

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Scottish college workers are striking for pay equality

Socialist Party Scotland give our 100% support and solidarity to the more than 2,000 Unison members who are taking strike action across 20 colleges in Scotland on September 6th. College support staff (administration, admissions, funding, catering, cleaning, advisors, security, classroom ...

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