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Today's news - Scotland

Strike threat over return of ‘flying coffin’ 2017-10-22 [The Times]

Union boss Len McCluskey backs Richard Leonard in battle for Scottish Labour top job 2017-09-17 [Sunday Post]

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer 2017-09-15 [The News]

Young, exploited and underpaid: the scandalous treatment of Scotland's hospitality staff 2017-09-04 [The Herald]

Council fined £10,000 over worker's ladder fall in Bathgate 2017-08-30 [BBC]

Firm fined after Inverness Harbour worker injured 2017-08-30 [Inverness Courier ]

Union reps prepare to go back to school to teach pupils about workers rights 2017-08-29 [CommonSpace]

Council backs workers' campaign for 'Fair Fringe' 2017-08-25 [BBC]

Edinburgh city council backs Fair Fringe campaign 2017-08-25 [Unite]

Delight for Glasgow janitors as 20-month strike ends in victory 2017-08-16 [The Big Issue]

ITF and Malaviya Seven crew dismayed by delay 2017-08-16 [ITF]

Chivas workers strike at Kilmalid site over pay dispute 2017-08-08 [The Reporter]

Union slams 'scandalous' wage gap as ordinary worker would take 159 YEARS to earn salary of fatcat bosses 2017-08-03 [The Daily Record]

Scots women in 'low paid, low quality” work, despite outperforming boys in school 2017-07-15 [Deadline News]

Scottish FE workers vote on £425 a year pay rise 2017-07-08 [UNISON]

Kirklees Council social workers walk out for 48 hours 2017-07-06 [Examiner]

Public sector pay cap for college staff abandoned as unions back proposal 2017-07-01 [thenational.scot]

Unite raises concerns over crisis in ambulance service that is putting lives at risk 2017-06-26 [Unite]

Chivas Brothers workers back strike action in dispute over pay 2017-06-24 [BBC]

Freight firm workers to strike over claims of 'assault and bullying' by bosses 2017-06-22 [The Evening Times]

College lecturers warn they are prepared to strike as pay talks collapse 2017-06-14 [The Daily Record]

Unite calls on Holyrood to support charter for workers’ rights 2017-06-13 [Unite]

STUC on general election result 2017-06-09 [Scottish Trades Union Congress]

Wave of industrial action scrapped as Unison first to fall foul of new strike laws 2017-06-03 [The Herald]

NUJ signs letter criticising Scottish government for breaches of FOI law 2017-06-02 [NUJ]

Bonuses joy for women workers as council loses appeal in equal pay dispute 2017-06-01 [Daily Record]

Female council workers secure multi-million pound victory after long-running equal pay dispute 2017-05-30 [The Herald]

Success For Lecturers As Colleges Agree To 'Honour The Deal 2017-05-23 [EIS]

Scots lecturers call off strike action after 'equal pay' deal with bosses 2017-05-20 [The Evening Times]

First phase of renewed strike action starts in Glasgow 2017-05-15 [PCS]

TSSA Statement on Scottish Parliament Vote To Break Up British Transport Police (BTP) 2017-05-15 [TSSA]

Union critical of ‘paltry’ fine for firm at centre of health and safety breach 2017-05-13 [The Courier]

Unite reaction to further 334 RBS job losses 2017-05-10 [Unite]

Glasgow Protest against driver-only trains swells 2017-05-09 [Morning Star]

Grangemouth faces further fight over workers’ representation 2017-05-07 [The Times]

Glasgow protest in support of disabled people’s access 2017-05-05 [RMT]

Glasgow protest in support of disabled people’s rail access 2017-05-03 [RMT]

Campaigners welcome STUC statement on solidarity with Palestinian workers 2017-05-03 [Palestine News Network]

Scottish Affairs Committee slams DWP office closures programme 2017-04-28 [PCS]

PCS welcomes Scottish Government announcement on social security delivery 2017-04-28 [PCS]

STUC demand more powers for Holyrood on workers rights after Brexit 2017-04-25 [CommonSpace]

Postal strike action ends in Kilmarnock after workers meet Royal Mail bosses 2017-04-25 [Daily Record]

Corbyn rules out anti-Tory pact at Scottish trade union conference 2017-04-24 [Guardian]

Sturgeon and Corbyn to address STUC congress 2017-04-24 [BBC]

Female council workers in Dundee are 'underpaid', say unions 2017-04-24 [Evening Telegraph]

RMT on scrapped plans to axe Cross Country rail services 2017-04-12 [RMT]

Union accuse Navy staff of undermining strike action at Faslane 2017-04-12 [The Daily Record]

GMB Members Tell Council 'Enough Is Enough' 2017-04-11 [GMB]

GMB Scotland Reveal PPP 'Waste' 2017-04-08 [GMB]

GMB Scotland Accept COSLA Pay Deal 2017-04-08 [GMB]

This month in labour history

4-10-1936 At Cable Street, London, thousands of trade unionists, socialists and communists throw up barricades to block the British Union of Fascists from marching through the Jewish neighbourhoods of the East End. [more]

6-10-1913 The conference of the Miners Federation passes a motion in favour of a general strike in Britain to support Dublin's locked out workers, with only one vote against. [more]

25-10-1895 Socialist and feminist Edith Lanchester captured by her family and institutionalised for opposing the institution of marriage [more]