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Saturday, 14 April 2012
All pay-restraint policies in the past have been broken but only by unions mobilising for action against them. This is the challenge facing us in the coming months, writes UNISON Scotland's Stephen Smellie in the Morning Star. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/117782
We need to recognise the "Scottish or British?" debate as the blind alley it is. Instead we should be articulating the Scotland we want to see, writes UNISON Scotland NEC member Gordon Mckay in the Morning Star on the day UNISON’s Scottish Council ran workshops on that very issue. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/117784
Friday, 13 April 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Monday, 9 April 2012
UNISON and Labour Councillors have raised concerns about a student work placement scheme in Kent which provides mainly unpaid work opportunities to students. Concern centres on Kent County Council where 25 per cent of placements are located despite 1,500 jobs being at risk from cuts and redundancies.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Tory MP Robert Halfon is given a platform by New Statesman to continue his one man crusade for a rapprochement between the Conservative Party and the 6.5m members (but not the leadership) of Britain’s trade unions: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/why-tories-should-embrace-trade-unions