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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]

Trade Union GMB to protest against new contracts at Glasgow ASDA Govan 2019-09-05 [The Evening Times]

Union holds strike demo outside council HQ 2019-08-29 [The Telegraph]

Unite holds ballot at First Glasgow to protect public safety 2019-08-27 [Unite the union]

Wage row Hairmyres staff seek public support ahead of strike action 2019-08-26 [GMB]

TSSA calls for enquiry into Saturday's chaos at Edinburgh Waverly 2019-08-25 [TSSA]

Quarter of Scottish workers struggling to live on income 2019-08-24 [BBC]

Edinburgh Fringe Festival urged to tackle sexual harassment as female performers report groping and lewd comments 2019-08-23 [The Independent]

Edinburgh fringe ‘must do more’ to tackle sexual harassment 2019-08-23 [Brinkwire]

Fringe acts offered rooms in exchange for sex 2019-08-21 [The Times]

The lap dancers who joined a union 2019-08-20 [BBC]

This month in labour history

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

6-04-1912 After 37 days, Britain's first national coalmining strike ends. It results in the passage of the Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act. [more]

10-04-1984 The House of Commons meets for an emergency debate on the role of police in the miners strike, [more]

15-04-1856 Tom Mann, British syndicalist and a leader of the dock strikes in 1889 and 1911, is born [more]

23-04-1914 First publication of the classic socialist novel 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' [more]