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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]

Unite claims Ineos is being ‘reckless’ over pay talks 2017-04-08 [Energy Voice]

Scotland: Unite condemns sale of oil pipeline to union-busting billionaire 2017-04-05 [IndustriALL]

Politicians must stand up for national interest over pipeline sale 2017-04-03 [Unite]

Dundee Trades Union Council marks 150 years ‘fighting for the city’ 2017-03-21 [The Telegraph]

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference 2017-03-17 [RMT]

Civilian staff at Faslane to strike over worker rights 2017-03-17 [The Scotsman]

RMT Pledges Support For Ardrossan-BRODICK Ferry Services 2017-03-14 [RMT]

£5billion Whisky Industry Must Be Protected 2017-02-25 [GMB]

NUJ welcomes 100 new jobs at BBC Scotland and Local News 2017-02-23 [NUJ]

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]