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.
Analysis: Viktor Orban is dismantling Hungarian democracy piece by piece - within the EU
The Hungarian autocrat creates new political courts system and attacks workers’ rights – while benefiting from influx of European capital
AS Brexit chaos continues in Britain, it's easy to miss the wider crisis afflicting European society.
Nowhere is this more obvious or alarming than in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban has for years pushed his opponents to the margins and eroded the space for dissent and opposition.
'Insulting': Unpaid workers slam Scottish Sun 'theft' article
Unite Hospitality workers demand over £3000 in holiday money
WORKERS demanding over £3000 in holiday pay have hit out at media coverage which they say implies they are thieves.
An article in the Scottish Sun covering an industrial dispute at LIQR bar in Glasgow conflates the demands of former employees at the bar with a theft of money and possibly stock in October this year.
Clashes in Holyrood over public sector pay as teachers' march in Glasgow looms
Workers seek to reclaim lost earnings of austerity era; EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has said teachers pay in Scotland has fallen approximately 24 per cent in real terms over the past decade
THERE were clashes in the Scottish Parliament today (25 October) over demands from teachers for a pay rise after years of stagnant pay and mounting workload, ahead of a march of teachers in Glasgow on Saturday (27 October).
Beyond the Noise: #EqualPay strike - the workers speak out
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 outrage-driven social media news circus and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
IN THIS episode, Jamieson speaks with workers about the forthcoming strike by Glasgow City Council (GCC) women workers for equal pay.
More than 8000 women are expected to strike across GCC services on 23 and 24 October.
Among other things, the trade unionists discuss:
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.