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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

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.

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.

Clean up your act, janitors warn Glasgow council

19 April 2016
School janitors were set to walk out for three days on Wednesday as they resume their fight over equal pay with bosses at Cordia, a Glasgow council-owned firm.

Glasgow CCTV workers' strike puts council bosses under pressure

12 April 2016
Council officials and bosses at a Glasgow City Council-run company are starting to feel the pinch from strikes by CCTV workers.

Farage not welcome in Glasgow

12 April 2016
 Protesters in Glasgow disrupted a meeting with racist Ukip leader Nigel Farage on Friday of last week.

Revolt against council cuts looms in Glasgow

05 April 2016
Glasgow City Unison union is consulting 4,000 members for industrial action over the Labour-run council’s £130 million two-year cuts plan. The ballot ends on 26 April.

CCTV workers defy night shift robbery as Glasgow council cuts rebellion grows

22 March 2016
Glasgow trade unions are moving towards a council-wide strike against the cuts. The Labour-run administration is attacking workers’ terms and conditions.

Tens of thousands join anti-racism protests

19 March 2016
Solidarity to everyone who is marching against racism today. Protesters are preparing to march in London, Glasgow and Cardiff – and many more will demonstrate across the globe.

Strikes can bring library bosses to book

26 January 2016
Also: fighting dismissals at Glasgow Life

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