Better Than Zero
Scottish trade unionists say UK Govt workers' rights reforms go nowhere near far enough
Legislation includes the right of workers to “request a more predictable and stable contract”, a proposal which the TUC has said is toothless
THE UK Government has introduced legislation which they say is the largest upgrade in workers’ rights in a generation, but Scottish trade union representatives have slammed it as going nowhere near far enough.
Concerns raised for a second time over use of unpaid labour at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
Trade union official says Underbelly’s recruitment of ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act
THE USE of unpaid volunteer labour by Underbelly, the Edinburgh Fringe venue and event organiser behind Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party, contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act, it has been claimed as recruitment for ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ at this year’s celebration gets underway.
Liam McCabe: Why the students' movement is linking arms with the workers' movement to fight exploitation
NUS Scotland President Liam McCabe explains why the students’ union is endorsing Unite Hospitality to eradicate unfair and exploitative work in Scotland
It WAS an immense privilege to be elected as NUS Scotland President, outlining my radical, positive vision for a powerful, campaigning, grassroots student movement.
Scottish activists celebrate international victory against Amazon after pay hike announced
Global effort against massive low pay corporation wins results
SCOTTISH activists who campaigned against low pay and poor conditions at Amazon warehouses have joined international celebrations after forcing the company to lift their pay levels.
Amazon has relented to global political and industrial pressure by raising its basic pay to $15 per hour and in the UK to £9.50.
SCOTIA show 2 on precarious work
Campaign group Better than Zero featured in second edition of SCOTIA
SCOTIA is a new live audience show hosted by journalists Robert J Somynne and Michael Gray, alongside film-maker Phantom Power Films.
The second show examines precarious work.
Watch the first show on the housing crisis here.
Better Than Zero campaign calls for strikes against Amazon to extend from mainland Europe to UK
Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland today went on strike, demanding better working conditions
THE BETTER THAN ZERO CAMPAIGN has welcomed the outbreak of industrial action against the e-commerce megacorporation Amazon across several European nations, and has expressed its hope that such strikes spread to the UK.
Taking control of labour and land: Housing and workers' rights campaigners join forces
Living Rent and Better Than Zero collaboration launched to make connections between unstable work and housing
A PROGRAMME OF events in Glasgow and Edinburgh this March aims to raise awareness and develop strategies for taking control of labour, land and housing in response to the trend of “precarious living that is wearing down a generation”.
Snow excuse: Fast food employers blasted for putting profit over people amid severe weather
Big business under fire for pressuring workers to travel against official advice
A NUMBER OF big names in business, including McDonald’s, KFC and Deliveroo, have been criticised for remaining in service through severe weather alerts from the Met Office, forcing workers to make their way through potentially treacherous conditions.