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Blog Post Archive

Pensions and Equal Pay

I promised to provide some information about the importance of Pensions and Equal Pay and I've been trawling the blog site archive for good examples to share. So here are a couple of posts which date back to 2016 and the fight for equal...Show More Summary

Glasgow Grasps the Nettle

Susan Aitken wrote an excellent piece for The Herald yesterday which explained why, under her leadership, the City Council finally decided to 'grasp the nettle' over equal pay. Which is why I responded on Twitter with the following comment...Show More Summary

Glasgow - What Happens Next?

Stefan Cross posted this Glasgow Update on Facebook the other day setting out the likely next steps in the march towards equal pay in Glasgow City Council. After all the excitement of the past few days, the pace of things is bound to slow down while everyone draws breath and a detailed work programme is agreed. Show More Summary

Trump's Girth Certificate

Donald Trump is reportedly 6 feet 3 inches tall and according to his latest medical examination the president weighs in at 239 pounds - or 17 stones 1 pound. But Twitter is not convinced that such a tall man is not a tad heavier, as his golfing photos seem to suggest and some wag is calling on Donald to produce his 'girth certificate'. Show More Summary

Labour and Brexit

48 Labour MPs rebelled against the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (a serial rebel himself) whose softly, softly tactics in the House of Commons are paving the way for the Conservative Government to impose a hard Brexit. MeanwhileShow More Summary

The Fight for Equal Pay in Glasgow

Stefan Cross posted this 'Glasgow Update' on Facebook late last night to which I would add only two points. The first is that none of this would have happened without Stefan Cross and A4ES - because when Action 4 Equality Scotland arrived on the scene (back in August 2005) there was no fight for equal pay in Glasgow. Show More Summary

Still Feeling Good!

I'm still 'Feeling Good' after the momentous events of yesterday, but the hard work begins today to: negotiate a comprehensive settlement of Glasgow's long standing equal pay issues compensate all of the outstanding equal pay claimants...Show More Summary

How It All Began!

As the dust settles from all the excitement of yesterday, I thought would share this post from the blog site archive which tells the story of the long fight for equal pay in Scotland - and how we got to where we are today. The position...Show More Summary

I Told You Something Was Happening!

Glasgow - 'Something Is Happening' 'Something is Happening' in Glasgow City Council - is it a big breakthrough, an outbreak of common sense, at long last? Who knows, but visit the blog tomorrow and find out!

Feeling Good!

I imagine this great song by Nina Simone captures the feelings of all those involved in the long fight for equal pay in Glasgow City Council. 'Feeling Good', for sure, but feeling very proud as well for never giving up the fight andShow More Summary

People Power Triumphs in Glasgow

Here is a press statement that has just been released by Action 4 Equality Scotland, following the marvellous news that Glasgow City Council has finally accepted that its WPBR pay arrangements are 'unfit for purpose'. Now there are lots...Show More Summary

Crystal Clear vs Clear as Mud

The SNP leader in Glasgow, Susan Aitken, has made her party's position crystal clear going into this morning's crucial council meeting. Scottish Labour in the Spotlight (16/01/18) I noticed that Richard Leonard jumped on to Twitter just a few minutes ago so I posted this reply to his Tweet about events at Westminster. Show More Summary

'Get Up, Stand Up'

Bob Marley has a message for Glasgow City Council's Administration Committee as councillors meet today to consider ending its long-running, 10-year-old equal pay dispute. "Get Up, Stand Up" Get up, stand up: stand up for your rights!Get...Show More Summary

Frank's Brass Neck (04/05/17)

Labour's Frank McAveety is the winner of my Glasgow 'equal pay' music competition despite the fact that the outgoing council leader didn't submit a nomination on his own behalf. But Frank deserves to win in my opinion for having theShow More Summary

'Assholes' vs 'Shitholes'

The BBC reports that after a thorough examination by the President's physician, rear admiral Dr Ronny Jackson, there is no medical reason to explain why Donald Trump is such a terrible asshole. More Summary

She Works Hard for the Money

Here's some music to get readers and equal pay campaigners in Glasgow in the mood for what promises to be a really big day - Donna Summers and 'She Works Hard for the Money': She works hard for the money.So hard for it, honey.She works hard for the money.So you better treat her right. Show More Summary

Scottish Labour in the Spotlight

I noticed that Richard Leonard jumped on to Twitter just a few minutes ago so I posted this reply to his Tweet about events at Westminster. Richard Leonard? Verified account @LabourRichard 6m 6 minutes ago More While the Tories in Holyrood say they want to protect devolution, @RuthDavidsonMSP allows her MPs to vote to threaten it. Show More Summary

Even More Breaking News!

Stefan Cross has posted this late update on Glasgow with the news that the GMB union has apparently written to the Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard calling on him to put some backbone in the Glasgow Labour Group. Let's hope that Richard Leonard finally steps into the fray tomorrow before the council meeting gets underway. Show More Summary

More Breaking News!

It's been a long and stressful day, so let's all wind down and have a laugh as the infamous 'Spam Row' comes back to haunt senior officials at Glasgow City Council. The only thing more ridiculous I've heard in recent days is that the...Show More Summary

Glasgow - Breaking News!

Stefan Cross has just posted this Glasgow update on Facebook and it's to remind people not to take anything for granted as we go into tomorrow's big council meeting. I have to say I find it very hard to understand why all these 'good...Show More Summary

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