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  • Pay growth set to be worst in a hundred years


    THE 10 years between 2010 and 2020 are set to be the worst decade for pay growth for almost a century, according to new analysis released yesterday. 
     
    Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith accused the government of “failing to...

    Tuesday 5th Jan 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Female council workers £4k worse off


    FEMALE workers employed by Scottish councils lose thousands of pounds a year due to pay discrimination, according to new figures yesterday.
     
    The data revealed that female employees are paid on average 15 per cent less a year compared with their male...

    Tuesday 29th Dec 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Corbyn and SNP go toe-to-toe in Glasgow (and agree Trade Union Bill must go)


    JEREMY CORBYN told an audience of trade unionists on Thursday that he would repeal the Tories’ Trade Union Bill should it become law, and introduce a “positive charter” for workers’ rights.

    Speaking at a rally against the Bill organised by the Scottish TUC, the...

    Saturday 12th Dec 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Scottish Labour and SNP vow to keep up TU Bill fight


    THE SNP and Scottish Labour vowed yesterday to continue to fight against the Trade Union Bill after Holyrood’s speaker rejected an attempt to block it in Scotland.

    The Scottish government submitted a legislative consent memorandum asking Holyrood to withhold consent from...

    Saturday 12th Dec 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Domestic abuse charity gets 100 calls for help a day


    Scottish Women’s Aid said yesterday that tens of thousands of women and children contact the domestic violence charity every year seeking advice and support.

    A survey by the charity revealed that around 100 women and children get in touch every day and it deals with some 25,000...

    Tuesday 8th Dec 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Contractor Mitie wins Scrooge prize for schools


    CLEANING contractor Mitie won GMB Scotland’s Christmas Scrooge prize yesterday after bosses repeatedly refused to pay school janitors a living wage.

    The union called on Scottish councils to force Mitie to either pay a living wage of £8.25 an hour or shut the firm out of...

    Friday 4th Dec 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Thousands turn out for long battle to save our planet


    JEREMY CORBYN and John McDonnell joined tens of thousands of people yesterday as they marched through central London calling on governments to act on climate change.

    Around 50,000 heard Labour leader Mr Corbyn call on those gathering for UN talks on climate change in Paris to...

    Monday 30th Nov 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Actor Duff unites with NHS activists to stop TTIP deal


    SUFFRAGETTE star Anne-Marie Duff will join activists today to deliver a petition calling on the Tory government to protect the NHS from the “dangerous” free trade agreement TTIP.

    Actor Ms Duff said that the NHS “makes us equals” because it “saves our lives...

    Monday 30th Nov 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Thousands to rally for jobs and climate across Britain


    THOUSANDS of environmental activists will march through London, Edinburgh and Cardiff this weekend demanding tougher action on tackling climate change ahead of upcoming United Nations talks.

    Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, who is speaking in London on Sunday, accused the government of...

    Saturday 28th Nov 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Scottish launch of Momentum slams Blairite wreckers


    JEREMY CORBYN supporters were urged to build support for socialist policies both within Labour and wider communities at a packed-out launch of Momentum Scotland at the weekend.

    Labour MSP Elaine Smith slammed attacks from the right-wing media and Blairites within the party at the...

    Monday 23rd Nov 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain


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