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Job centres targeted in Tory assault on the poor

31 January 2017
The Tories are preparing a fresh attack on the poor, announcing plans to close more than one in ten job centres last week.

Glasgow council IT strikers show how to defend conditions

24 January 2017
Glasgow council IT workers voted last week to accept a deal that protects their jobs, terms and conditions and current employment status in the event of privatisation.

Glasgow council strikers carry the fight into the new year

03 January 2017
Glasgow council workers were set to continue strikes against privatisation on Thursday.

Tory plan to close half of Glasgow's jobcentres needs to be fought

08 December 2016
Tory plans to close half of all jobcentres in Glasgow are just the beginning of a massive attack on jobcentre workers and users, PCS union activists have warned.

Glasgow IT workers fear strike busters will undermine action against Labour council

06 December 2016
Evidence of illegal strike-breaking has emerged amid an IT workers’ walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

Fresh walkout in Glasgow adds to Labour council’s woes

22 November 2016
Council workers in Glasgow opened a new front last week in the battle against Labour council chiefs’ privatising

Janitors escalate with mass school pickets

15 November 2016
Striking janitors in Glasgow have mounted mass pickets at workplaces that bosses propose to be part of a scheme that could see a quarter of janitors sacked.

Kamikaze council declares war on Glasgow’s workers

15 November 2016
Labour-controlled Glasgow council is pushing through vicious cuts but workers are fighting back. Raymie Kiernan looks at the politics behind the strikes and Labour’s disgraceful record

Why should Scottish FE college workers waste time voting on ‘not a penny more’?

08 November 2016
Also: Privatisation opens third front in Glasgow council battle

Workers demand equal pay for equal work as SNP backtracks on promise

01 November 2016
Further education support workers in Scotland could strike on two days this month if talks with bosses break down over unequal lump sum payments to college workers.

Workers at Glasgow council strike back

25 October 2016
Hundreds of workers employed by Glasgow City Council-run firms are taking action this week over conditions at the Labour council’s “arms-length” companies.

Council privatisation brings chaos but SNP and Labour push on anyway

30 August 2016
Labour-run Glasgow City Council is set to privatise its IT services after its joint venture that currently runs the service with outsourcing giant Serco comes to an end.

Janitors in Glasgow call a week-long strike over pay

09 August 2016
Janitors working for Glasgow City Council-owned firm Cordia were set to begin a five-day strike next Monday.

Tribunal win for Glasgow pool workers

05 July 2016
Five workers sacked by Glasgow Life, a Glasgow City Council-run firm, have won their case of unfair dismissal and awarded over £100,000 in compensation.

Workers’ resolve forces Glasgow Labour council bosses to back off

24 May 2016
Bosses at Labour-run Glasgow City Council suffered a major embarassment last week as they were forced to reinstate public holidays they scrapped for council workers. The council claimed “significant progress delivering budget savings” meant it no longer planned to convert six public holidays into annual leave.

Janitors step up strike in Glasgow’s growing revolt

17 May 2016
Glasgow janitors working for council-owned firm Cordia escalated their dispute this week with a five-day walkout from Monday.

Reports round-up

10 May 2016
Lunchtime walkouts at HSE office | Unions slam council’s plan to ‘bribe’ Glasgow workers | TSSA union conference stands with Palestinians | Journalists defy clickbait and cuts | Drivers deliver unofficial action | Legal challenge to Scottish post ballot | Car workers take action as talks stall | Give us a break, say Thomas Cook crew | Don’t let Edinburgh College bosses sack lecturer

Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops

03 May 2016
Also: Local government workers ballot in Glasgow, strike in Ayrshire

Striking Glasgow janitors raise safety fears

26 April 2016
Striking janitors in Glasgow, who held a solid three-day walkout last week, have raised major questions over safety as bosses try to undermine their strike.

Threat to Clyde shipyard jobs as Tories accused of 'betrayal'

26 April 2016
Up to 800 shipyard jobs on Glasgow’s River Clyde could be axed by BAE Systems.

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