Watch: Coatbridge schools crisis – fear in an authority desert
Claims and counter-claims abound, but one thing we can be sure of is that faith in local governance has collapsed
THE news that teachers at two Coatbridge schools - Buchanan and St Ambrose High Schools in Townhead – will be withdrawn over health concerns has caused consternation in the town.
EIS confident of an ‘overwhelming rejection’ of final pay offer by members
Teachers union general secretary argues Scottish Government underspend could settle pay claim “with cash to spare”
THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCOTLAND (EIS) is confident of both a large turnout and an “overwhelming rejection” by its members of the latest pay offer from the Scottish Government and COSLA, ahead of the opening of a ballot on the matter tomorrow (30 October).
TGI Friday? Tip 'robbery' row prompts holiday Friday walkout at food chain
TGI Fridays workers in London have voted to strike over a new company policy branded ‘tip robbery’
WORKERS will stage a bank holiday walk-out at one the UK's busiest food chains amidst a row over "tip robbery".
Workers at two branches of the popular food chain in London will walk out of work for three days after staff unanimously agreed to support strike action.
Unions slam Glasgow City Council for ‘breaking promises on equal pay’
Unison and GMB warn of industrial action if council fails to work with claimants on settlement
GLASGOW CITY Council has been accused of breaking its promise to negotiate a settlement of equal play claims put forward by over 7,000 predominantly low-paid women.
The council agreed in January to settle the dispute without legal challenge after a ruling confirmed that pay structures put in place in 2006 were discriminatory.
Unite and RMT to hold more North Sea strikes over pay cuts
Unions urge rethink over proposed pay cuts as dates are set for further strikes
THE RMT and Unite trade unions have called for urgent talks with the energy company Wood Group which operates the North Sea platforms for Shell, in order to avoid further strikes planned for next week.
The workers, employed by The Wood Group, are contracted to carry out maintenance and repair on platforms owned by Shell, but face cuts in pay and allowances of up to 30 per cent.
School janitors set to escalate action with five straight days of strike
Glasgow janitors increase pressure on Glasgow City Council arms-length company Cordia
GLASGOW JANITORS are preparing five straight days of strike action at schools and other facilities across Glasgow beginning on Monday 16 May, in an ongoing dispute over pay for special duties.
Public support solid behind first ever all out strike in NHS history
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn breaches party convention to support industrial action
PUBLIC SUPPORT has remained solid behind junior doctors in England as their industrial action escalates into the first all-out strike in NHS history.
Today (26 April) is the third day of strike by junior doctors over changes to contracts, but the first to extend even to emergency care.
Secondary school teachers walk out over council 'restructure'
Five schools shut as West Dunbartonshire teachers go on strike
TEACHERS at all five of West Dunbartonshire secondary schools have gone on strike in protest over a 'restructuring' which the EIS union said would damage the quality of education on offer in the region.
Picket lines were set up this morning [12 January] as the one-day strike began. Teachers will also work to contract from Wednesday.