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Scary spooky strikes

Just in case anyone has had their heads in the sand, there is something much scarier than ghosts or skeletons approaching. Strikes, strikes, and yet more strikes. Whilst the English…

Firefighters take ongoing pay dispute to Holyrood

On Thursday 27 October, hundreds of firefighters protested outside of Holyrood in response to a proposal for a five per cent pay rise. After being balloted for this pay rise,…

ASLEF votes to accept 5% pay increase with ScotRail, ending industrial action

This article was originally submitted on July 12. ScotRail train drivers have voted to accept a 5% pay increase and improvements to working conditions, according to their trade union, the…

Marking and assessment boycott cancelled by UCU

Earlier this month, the University and College Union (UCU) announced plans for another round of strike action to start on Monday 23rd May over pay and working conditions. In an…

Gordon Aikman Reclaimed: Was it worth it? 

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March The Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre was occupied by students from the Staff-Student Solidarity Network Edinburgh, Youth In Resistance Edinburgh, and the…

Students, Staff, and Strikes: What do people think?

This week, the university is facing industrial action for the third time this academic year over the same issues; pension cuts of 35%, unfair working conditions, and unequal pay. As…

New UCU strike dates announced for March

Staff at the University of Edinburgh will strike again from Monday March 21 to Friday March 25, over pension cuts, working conditions and pay. This new strike action comes after…

“The bottom line is we feel abused and exploited”: Interviews on the picket line

Members of the UCU Edinburgh trade union have now completed a 10 day strike action against the University of Edinburgh on issues of pay, working conditions, and pensions. The Student…