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Today's news - Scotland

Strikes held on three North Sea platforms 2018-08-20 [BBC]

New transport minister slammed by union over 'silence' on public sector bid to take over trains 2018-08-19 [The Herald]

Scottish NHS members vote for three-year pay deal 2018-08-19 [UNISON]

Total North Sea oil platform strikes in September, October to be 12 hours - union 2018-08-17 [The Review]

Fifth Strike At Total’s North Sea Oil, Gas Platforms Set For Aug 20th 2018-08-17 [OilPrice.com]

Unite calls for investigation amid claims of Culzean blacklisting threats 2018-08-16 [Evening Express]

Aker Solutions workers at Equinor's Mariner oilfield call off strike 2018-08-13 [Reuters]

Workers at Total North Sea oil platforms to strike on Monday 2018-08-13 [Reuters]

EdFringe: why is the Playhouse Theatre being sidelined? 2018-08-09 [BECTU]

Further 24-hour strike today on Total platforms 2018-08-06 [Evening Express]

Prison staff could walk out in dispute over bonuses 2018-08-05 [The Herald]

Union: Workers to be Balloted on New Pay Offer 2018-08-01 [Rig Zone]

NUJ voices concern over That's TV 2018-07-31 [NUJ]

Workers at Total's UK oil platforms stage strike over rotas 2018-07-31 [Reuters]

Renewables ‘rip off must stop now’, unions say after Canadian BiFab trip 2018-07-27 [Energy Voice]

Cancelled pay talks make autumn teacher strikes increasingly likely, unions say 2018-07-24 [iNews]

Equinor's UK Mariner oil platform faces further strike action 2018-07-24 [Reuters]

North Sea oil workers go on strike in row over offshore pay and rotas 2018-07-24 [Daily Record]

Unions call for railway policing merger to be scrapped 2018-07-24 [STV]

North Sea workers on three platforms go on strike 2018-07-23 [BBC]

Union workers begin 24-hour strike on Total's North Sea oil platforms 2018-07-23 [Reuters]

Strikes on Total’s North Sea platforms to kick off today 2018-07-23 [Energy Voice]

Skye tourism workers complain of low pay and poor conditions 2018-07-22 [The Guardian]

Strike threats to North Sea oil platforms ramp up 2018-07-21 [Reuters]

UK union to ballot 2,500 offshore oil workers for strike 2018-07-21 [Reuters]

Union hails pay deal to stop ‘needless’ Aberdeen airport strike 2018-07-19 [The Evening Express]

Number of Glasgow City Council workers on temporary contracts revealed 2018-07-18 [The Evening Times]

Glasgow staff walk out after discovering hidden lenses in health food shop changing room 2018-07-16 [The Evening Times]

Strike action called off in East Dunbartonshire 2018-07-16 [UNISON]

Health food shop workers strike after cameras found in rooms used for changing 2018-07-16 [The Herald]

Aberdeen bypass must face immediate investigation after ‘lethal’ 15 hour a day adverts unearthed 2018-07-11 [Unite the union]

Aberdeen International Airport strike announced by Unite 2018-07-10 [BBC]

Union goes to court for blacklisted Glasgow electrician 2018-07-06 [The Evening Times]

STUC youth conference calls for action to end period poverty to be ramped up 2018-07-02 [CommonSpace]

Young workers say they routinely get their pay docked by rogue employers 2018-07-01 [The Herald]

STUC youth conference: There is no case for young workers to be paid less than older colleagues 2018-07-01 [CommonSpace]

Honeywell accused of intimidating workers over pay deal 2018-06-30 [Unite the union]

Strike Could Shut In Total's UK Offshore Platforms 2018-06-30 [Maritime Executive]

Total platforms ‘face shutdown’ as workers vote to strike 2018-06-29 [Energy Voice]

Co-op Funeralcare undertakers' fury over huge pay cut or redundancy threat 2018-06-25 [The Daily Record]

Petrol supplies under threat during possible strike 2018-06-24 [The Herald]

Shetland gas plant workers vote for industrial action 2018-06-23 [BBC]

Workers at Dumfries and Galloway Council gearing up for strike action after 'unacceptable' pay offer 2018-06-22 [The Daily Record]

Councils strike threat as pay deal rejected 2018-06-20 [BBC]

Offshore platform workers balloted on industrial action 2018-06-18 [BBC]

Miners' strike policing in Scotland to be reviewed 2018-06-08 [BBC]

Reaction from the FBU to the publication of the Auditor General’s report 2018-05-31 [FBU]

Plans to protect shop and retail workers win 'overwhelming' support 2018-05-29 [The Herald]

Retailers back proposed law to protect shop workers from abuse and assault 2018-05-29 [The Daily Record]

Hundreds expected to protest outside Deeside construction site this week 2018-05-29 [Deeside.com]

This month in labour history

6-08-1914 The Labour Leader, the newspaper of the Independent Labour Party, publishes an anti-war appeal to workers. [more]

8-08-1920 The country sees large 'citizen demonstrations' against intervention in Soviet Russia. [more]

8-08-1842 Thousands of mill and factory workers across Lancashire walk out in support of the People's Charter. [more]

9-08-1920 The TUC and the Labour Party agree to move a resolution for a general strike if Britain declares war on Soviet Russia. [more]

11-08-1917 LAbour politician Arthur Henderson resigns from the war cabinet over its refusal to allow workers' representatives to attend the Stockholm peace conference. [more]

12-08-1933 London taxi drivers go on strike against the wishes of their union. [more]

13-08-1889 The beginning of the great dockers strike [more]

16-08-1819 Yeoman attack a crowd gathered in MAnchester to demand parliamentary reform, in what becomes known as the Peterloo Massacre. [more]

23-08-1976 Fifty workers at the Grunwick film processing plant in north west London go on strike for the right to join a trade union. [more]