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RMT confirmed today that members on Orkney Ferries will be taking industrial action in a fight for pay justice. 2017-12-16 [RMT]

Scottish budget verdict: yet to be seen if pay proposals are enough 2017-12-15 [PCS]

RMT members on Orkney Ferries vote overwhelmingly for action in fight for pay justice 2017-12-12 [RMT]

Lowest-paid public sector workers set for highest pay rise 2017-12-05 [Guardian]

DPD drivers to protest over pay cuts and enforced hours 2017-12-04 [GMB]

RBS to Close a Quarter of Its UK Branches, Drawing Criticism 2017-12-02 [USNews]

Usdaw urges Scotbeef to improve their pay offer after an overwhelming vote for industrial action 2017-12-01 [USDAW]

NUJ welcomes college course reversal decision in Scotland 2017-11-30 [NUJ]

There have been more than 2000 assaults on council workers, union report reveals 2017-11-28 [Daily Record]

Scottish Police Federation says suspension of top cop Bernard Higgins and others is ‘unwarranted’ 2017-11-27 [Scottish Sun]

Scottish police officers 'feel vulnerable to spontaneous violence', says study 2017-11-23 [BBC]

NUJ backs Fife campaign against journalism course cuts 2017-11-20 [NUJ]

34 Scottish shopworkers are assaulted every day with many more threatened and abused - Usdaw survey 2017-11-20 [USDAW]

STUC disabled workers slam Jobcentre closures across Scotland 2017-11-19 [CommonSpace]

Congratulations Richard Leonard 2017-11-18 [ASLEF]

Usdaw congratulates Richard Leonard on being elected the new Leader of the Scottish Labour Party 2017-11-18 [USDAW]

‘No confidence’ over Super Puma say offshore unions after visit to Airbus 2017-11-14 [The Journal]

Union Calls on Groups to 'Battle' for BiFab, Help 1,400 Workers 2017-11-14 [Rigzone]

Teachers at three Glasgow schools to strike over pay 2017-11-10 [The Guardian]

Warm words are not enough - Usdaw calls on the Scottish Government to do more to protect shopworkers 2017-11-08 [USDAW]

Unite workers to launch strike action at Shetland Gas Plant 2017-11-04 [BBC]

Union launches scathing attack on Glasgow as Scotland's most unequal council 2017-10-29 [The Herald]

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]

This month in labour history

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