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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, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has suggested its members should reject it, with another ballot expected for strike action. The five per cent pay rise […]

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Staff at every UK university to strike over pay, pensions

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have gained two mandates for strike action at every UK university. Strike action will take place at all of the UK’s universities if the union and the UK higher education sector cannot come to agreements over pay, working conditions and pensions. Dates on strike action, as well […]

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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 Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF). Their acceptance of the agreement will bring to an end two months of industrial action, which saw […]

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After austerity and Brexit, will COVID be the final nail in the coffin of the United Kingdom?

Fact: coronavirus is on the rise again in our country. Fact: the number of daily new cases is now at levels not seen since the start of the pandemic. Fact: the virus has not mutated. Fact: with a new wave of cases will come a new wave of hospital admissions and deaths, as we are […]