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Lockdown must not end without greater testing and better protection for workers, Scottish Labour and Greens demand 2020-05-22 [Morning Star]

Scotland bans Covid support for businesses that use tax havens 2020-05-21 [Morning Star]

‘Time has come’ for universal basic income, says Sturgeon 2020-05-05 [Independent]

Ex-miners asked to sign ‘do not resuscitate’ forms if they contract coronavirus 2020-04-26 [Morning Star]

‘Mary Barbour Bill’ lodged to the Scottish Parliament 2020-04-24 [Morning Star]

We are experiencing first hand the need for a fairer society 2020-04-21 [Morning Star]

Unions say coronavirus crisis has brought ‘into sharp focus’ the problem of women being expected to wear PPE designed for men 2020-04-16 [Press and Journal]

Over a third of Scots worried they can't pay for food and rent during lockdown, research finds 2020-04-10 [Morning Star]

Unite welcomes Scottish construction site guidelines protecting workers’ pay 2020-04-08 [Union News]

Scots prostitutes risking lives by continuing to work during coronavirus lockdown 2020-04-06 [The Daily Record]

Trade unions write to Sturgeon over inconsistent approach to coronavirus by local authorities 2020-04-02 [Morning Star]

‘inconsistent’ approach to Covid-19 across local authorities as first minister’s intervention is sought 2020-04-01 [Unite the union]

Unions call for Diageo to halt production 2020-03-30 [the drinks business]

Trade union makes appeal to public to treat council staff with respect 2020-03-29 [Glasgow Times]

Coronavirus: Evidence demanded over not closing schools 2020-03-17 [TES]

Highland postal strike not ruled in row over treatment of disabled Royal Mail staff 2020-03-10 [Inverness Courier]

Trade union warns North Sea workers at risk over oil industry's 'race to bottom' plan 2020-03-05 [Daily Record]

Union boss ‘not surprised’ by North Sea contractor flight 2020-03-04 [Energy Voice]

Shopworkers' union Usdaw tells MSPs to act on violence and abuse 2020-03-04 [The Morning Star]

Nearly 70 jobs axed as north-east fish processor goes bust 2020-02-21 [Press and Journal]

Mossmorran: Workers to return after wildcat strike in Fife 2020-02-21 [BBC]

SNP Government blasted by trade unions over 28,000 green jobs 'pipe dream' 2020-02-21 [Daily Record]

Unite ballots members at Dundee Independent Advocacy Support 2020-02-12 [Unite the union]

Offshore unions Unite, GMB and RMT warn against plans to de-recognise them 2020-02-04 [The Morning Star]

Union in legal fight after 107 jobs axed at API Foils 2020-02-04 [The Herald]

RMT calls for action now from Freightliner and Scottish Government 2020-02-03 [RMT]

'Priorities all wrong' GMB slams £100 million security costs for Glasgow COP 26 2020-01-15 [GMB]

University lecturers to be balloted in row over pay 2020-01-06 [BBC]

Union fears shops would shut if Scottish councils set rates 2020-01-06 [The Times]

Scottish trade unions leader urges Labour to back independence vote 2020-01-04 [Guardian ]

Union demands talks over college merger plan for Shetland 2019-12-28 [Press and Journal ]

Usdaw survey finds 98% call for shops to close on New Year’s Day 2019-12-20 [USDAW]

Eight days of strikes at Scottish universities on from Monday 2019-11-22 [UCU]

Psychiatric unit nurses call in union over patient attacks on staff 2019-11-11 [The Daily Record]

Union warns winter rail cancellations are set to increase as dispute with Scotrail continues. 2019-10-31 [TSSA]

GMB Union pledges commitment to more diverse workforce 2019-10-25 [SCN]

Workers lack ‘time, control and trust’ in zero and short-hours contracts, research finds 2019-10-23 [CommonSpace]

Invergowrie train crash 40 years ago 2019-10-23 [ASLEF]

Equal pay lawyer defends cut of ‘millions’ from payouts 2019-10-16 [The Times]

Glasgow equal pay women shocked by legal fees on payouts 2019-10-15 [BBC]

Unite members anger at Sullom Voe Terminal restructure 2019-10-13 [Unite the union]

Scottish shopworkers are abused, threatened or assaulted on average over 17 times a year 2019-10-11 [USDAW]

STUC Black Workers Conference to tackle fascism, insecure work and anti-Muslim prejudice 2019-10-04 [CommonSpace]

MSPs should do the right thing for the people of Scotland 2019-10-02 [ASLEF]

Prospect meets First Minister 2019-09-29 [Prospect]

Unite anger over outsourcing of Glasgow Airport’s security and fire brigade services 2019-09-19 [Unite the union]

Usdaw supporting members at Tesco's Murraygate store 2019-09-18 [USDAW]

Type 31e contract award ‘recognition’ of highly-skilled Rosyth workforce 2019-09-13 [Unite the union]

Diageo unions demand 5% pay rise as they prepare for strikes - source 2019-09-13 [Euronews]

Male strippers would be allowed but females banned in Scotland due to loophole 2019-09-08 [The Scotsman]

This month in labour history

4-05-1926 For the first and so far only time in British history, the TUC calls millions of workers out in a general strike, in support of coal miners. [more]

5-05-1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and revolutionary socialist, is born. [more]

10-05-1920 Dockers refused to load arms shipments to be used by White armies in Russia. [more]

14-05-1771 Socialist philanthropist Robert Owen is born [more]

30-05-1984 Miners leader Arthur Scargill, along with 81 other pickets, is arrested at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. [more]