Pam Currie: We fought and won equal pay - now we won't accept being devalued
Pam Currie, EIS Fela President and lecturer at Glasgow Kelvin College, makes the case for the college lecturers as she explains why they were on strike today
FE LECTURERS across Scotland joined picket lines and took to the streets today [16 January] in pursuit of a cost of living pay rise. Strike action is not something that any trade unionist takes lightly, and for Scotland’s 5,000 FE lecturers, this was the third period of industrial action in three years.
Richie Venton: Tory workers' rights reforms are an admission of guilt, but not repentance
Richie Venton, Scottish trade union activist on the UK executive of Usdaw, takes a look at the UK Government’s new workplace rights reform plans – and proposes alternatives in their place
WHEN is a radical new package of workers' rights nothing of the kind? When it's announced by a besieged Tory government, increasingly bombarded by public anger at the horrendous insecurity of jobs and workplace rights in Britain.
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.
Richie Venton: Why a guaranteed 16 hour minimum working week is a demand worth fighting for
Richie Venton, UK executive of the Usdaw shop workers’ union and Scottish trade union activist, explains why the TUC is poised to back a guaranteed minimum 16-hour working week at its Congress this weekend, a policy which – Venton argues – could have radical implications for work in the UK’s precarious labour market
THE ground-breaking, radical new idea of a guaranteed minimum 16-hour working week is poised to be adopted by the entire trade union movement.
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.
War of words breaks out between Underbelly and union organiser over employment conditions of Fringe staff
Fair Fringe representative challenges one of the festival’s biggest employers to commit to the real Living Wage
UNDERBELLY, one of the biggest venue operators and events promoters at the Edinburgh Fringe, have strongly denied accusations of unfair employment conditions made by Unite Scotland hospitality organiser Bryan Simpson on behalf of the Fair Fringe campaign, who defended his criticisms of the company.
Edinburgh Fair Fringe Campaign: New code of practice “does little” to ensure improved pay & conditions
New guidelines from Edinburgh City Council criticised as voluntary and tied to a “fake” Living Wage
A NEW SET OF GUIDELINES for employers and venues participating in the Edinburgh festival season have been criticised by a representative of the Fair Fringe campaign for its voluntary nature, its lack of detail over how it would be enforced and its commitment to an insufficient Living Wage.
SNP councillor deletes tweet comparing STUC to Dracula but refuses to respond to trade union criticism
Trade unionists have attacked a tweet from a Glasgow SNP councillor comparing trade union involvement in the economy to 'letting dracula run the bloodbank'
An SNP councillor has refused to explain why he has deleted a tweet stating that to have given the STUC a place on the party’s Growth Commission would have been like allowing "Dracula to run the bloodbank".