public sector pay
Clashes in Holyrood over public sector pay as teachers' march in Glasgow looms
Workers seek to reclaim lost earnings of austerity era; EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan has said teachers pay in Scotland has fallen approximately 24 per cent in real terms over the past decade
THERE were clashes in the Scottish Parliament today (25 October) over demands from teachers for a pay rise after years of stagnant pay and mounting workload, ahead of a march of teachers in Glasgow on Saturday (27 October).
We 'bloody social workers' are treated with contempt and need to start sticking up for ourselves
A social worker from Lanarkshire argues that her profession is integral to holding together society and challenging injustice but is treated with contempt – it’s time social workers began sticking up for themselves
SOCIAL workers are meant to be truly agents of social change, challenging injustice where we see it, and trying to make sure that individuals can reach their full potential in a society that is unfairly stacked against them.
Scottish Government offer biggest pay rise for NHS staff since 2008 recession
NHS nurses pay had fallen 9-14 per cent in real terms since 2011
A SPOKESPERSON from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) welcomed the biggest proposed pay-rise for NHS staff in Scotland since the 2008 financial crisis.
Pay all public sector workers in Scotland a minimum £10 an hour, STUC say
David Thomson reports for CommonSpace from the first day of the STUC Congress in Aviemore, where the teachers union EIS said it was willing to strike for a 10 per cent pay rise
THE SCOTTISH Trade Union Congress (STUC) are calling for public sector workers to be paid 10 pounds an hour as part of a new long-term pay policy to tackle pay loss and cost of living after a decade of austerity.
Unions react to end of public sector pay cap: "This is only the beginning of the fight"
STUC predicts unions will demand above inflation pay awards for public sector workers, while the PCS union says “kind words alone are not enough”
FOLLOWING yesterday’s revelation that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s new programme for government will include an end to the public sector pay cap, the response from the Scottish trade union movement has so far been both optimistic but unsatisfied.
PCS launch day of action in protest over public sector pay
Protests across the UK included Jobcentre workers, HMRC officers and Home Office staff
THE PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES (PCS) Union today engaged in a day of protest against the continued imposition of the 1 per cent cap on public sector pay by the UK Government.
"Tories ignore us at their peril": PCS demands Cabinet Office talks over pay claim
The union’s 2018 pay claim calls for a 5 per cent pay rise, a Living Wage of £10 an hour and pay equality across the civil service
THE PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES UNION (PCS) has called for urgent talks with the Cabinet Office to discuss its 2018 pay claim and the rectification of “unjustifiable” pay restraints.
Trade unions rally at parliament over public sector pay
STUC-organised demonstration ahead of Scottish Budget calls for an increase in public sector pay and an end to cuts
ASSEMBLING HOURS before the Scottish Budget is presented, representatives and members of Scotland’s trade union movement rallied outside the Scottish Parliament to call for significant pay increases for public sector workers and an end to public sector cuts.