'Fair work must begin here': Scot Gov reaches new respect accord with civil service union
Fair Work agenda will include a respect for trade union rights under attack for UK Government.
A NEW agreement between trade unionists and the Scottish Government will solidify a Fair Work agenda, including union rights under attack from the UK Government.
Union tells John Swinney: Don't follow George Osborne's public-sector pay misery
PCS represents public and civil servants in Scotland
PUBLIC-SECTOR union PCS has told Finance Minister John Swinney that he shouldn't follow in the footsteps of Chancellor George Osborne in imposing "Tory pay misery" on Scottish public-sector workers.
Osborne announced a one per cent increase in public-sector pay for each of the next four years, which if calculated in with the likely rate of inflation is effectively a pay cut.
National Museum of Scotland workers set to walk out on strike
PCS has been involved in a general dispute with the Scottish Government over pay
WORKERS at the National Museum of Scotland, the most visited tourist attraction in the country, are walking out on strike this afternoon in a dispute with management and Scottish ministers over weekend working allowances.
The workers, in the PCS union, will walk out at 1.30pm, and will hold a rally outside the Scottish Parliament at 2.30pm. They plan to be out on strike all day on Friday 17 April.
Lynn Henderson: 'Progressive politicians' crossing PCS union picket lines should 'consider their own conscience'
Scottish secretary of the PCS Union Lynn Henderson says politicians should think again
ANY "progressive politician" who crossed a PCS picket line during recent industrial action "should consider their own conscience", writes the Scottish secretary of the PCS Union, Lynn Henderson.
Writing on her own blog in a piece titled 'Picket lines, principles and the Parliament', Henderson recounted a recent two-month rolling programme of strike action by PCS members working for the Scottish government, parliament, culture and justice bodies over pay.
Time to leave the Labour party after 35 years, says former STUC president Pat Kelly after Jim Murphy victory
"It looks like it's time to leave the Labour party," former STUC president and Scottish secretary of the PCS Union Pat Kelly has said following the election of Jim Murphy as the Scottish Labour leader.
Writing for the Scottish Left Project, Kelly spelled the end of his 35-year membership of Labour and described Murphy as "one of the most divisive figures in the Labour party". He added that the MP's Scottish Labour leader election was a "disappointment for the Labour Left and the trade unions".