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Glasgow Equal Pay News

A number of A4ES clients have been in touch to say that they have received another unsolicited letter from the GMB union, via something called UnionLine, enclosing an ET1 form which is blank except for the City Council's address. AsShow More Summary

Conspiracy Rhetoric

I've long thought that the lunatics have taken over the asylum at Labour Party HQ, but more evidence has arrived in the shape of the London Labour MP David Lammy who claims that the true death toll in the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy may have been covered up. Show More Summary

Glasgow Equal Pay News

Here's another reader from Glasgow who doesn't pull her punches when to comes to the trade unions (the GMB in particular) and union membership fees. Hi Mark Just read your blog in relation to the letter GMB has sent out to their members. Show More Summary

Ama Wrang?

A friend sent me this joke about the new Tim Horton's coffee shop in Glasgow which, of course, can only be understood if spoken with a local Glaswegian accent: Glaswegian Customer: Is that a doughnut or a meringue? Tim Horton Server:...Show More Summary

Glasgow Equal Pay News

I get lots of emails daily basis, but some are more upsetting than others such as this enquiry from a former Home Carer in Glasgow. Dear Mark, I was given your email address today by a lady who is a retired carer. She said l may be eligible to claim compensation for the time l was employed by Glasgow City Council. Show More Summary

Fiery Rhetoric

The Labour Party seems to have taken a strategic decision to try and turn the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy to its political advantage, if the latest comments of the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, are anything to go by. Which is rather...Show More Summary

Coffee Fan

The Guardian reports that Time Horton's is breaking into the UK coffee market with its first shop now opened on Glasgow's Argyll Street right next to Central Station. I must pay it a visit, not because I particularly like coffee or donuts,...Show More Summary

Glasgow Equal Pay News

The GMB in Glasgow is proving to be a bit of a nuisance because the union keeps sending unsolicited letters to A4ES clients - even when they are no longer members of the GMB! Here's what one person had to say recently to Karl in the A4ES office: Thanks very much for the call back today. Show More Summary

Debugging for Dummies

Here's a great letter from the 'Letters of Note' web site which tells the unlikely tale of how the phrase 'debugging the computer' acquired its name. @ LettersOfNote - Twitter

Glasgow Equal Pay News

Here are some of the Readers' Comments I received in response to the news that Glasgow's lowest paid council workers had their equal pay compensation payments capped back in 2005. Yet this 'watching the public purse' policy didn't stop...Show More Summary

We're So Sorry...

Apologies don't necessarily bring 'guilty parties' to account when something goes badly wrong, but they can play an important role in putting things right again. In recent days the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has apologised for the 'failure of the state' to respond effectively to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London. Show More Summary

Trust in Trump

Donald J. Trump? Verified account @realDonaldTrump Following More James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! Retweets 25,878 Likes 77,780 5:26 AM - 12 May 2017 60,632...Show More Summary

Glasgow Equal Pay News

For some reason there's been a flurry of emails from people in Glasgow asking if their completed A4ES paperwork has been received. Now people can check this for themselves simply by sending an email with your full name, address, post...Show More Summary

The Fight for Equal Pay

Lots of readers from Glasgow contact me on a daily basis asking for an 'update' on the fight for equal pay with the City Council - even though I update my blog site several times a week. Here's what I said in response to one reader recently,...Show More Summary

An Injustice To All

Politics Home reports on the sacking of the senior Unite official, Gerard Coyne, who was initially suspended and then dismissed after challenging Len McCluskey, the sitting incumbent, for the union's top job as general secretary. Commenting...Show More Summary

Promises and Poll Ratings

I enjoyed this joke on Twitter Donald Trump's expense because despite all his bluff and bluster the American President has spent more time on the golf course than he has on anything else. Meanwhile Trump's poll ratings continue their remorseless decline and are the worst of any American President (Republican or Democrat) in living memory. Show More Summary

Glasgow Equal Pay News

A kind reader from sent me a copy of a letter circulated to GMB members in Glasgow City Council regarding the long-running fight for equal pay. Here's what the letter says - Gary Smith, by the way, is the GMB regional secretary in Scotland. Show More Summary

Punishment Sacking

The news that Unite have sacked the senior official who challenged Len McCluskey for the leadership of the giant Labour supporting union comes as a big shock even though Gerard's Coyne's suspension suggested that his 'punishment beating'...Show More Summary

Glasgow Equal Pay News

I said the other day that I would explain more about the staff groups who were deliberately excluded (by the City Council and local trade unions) from receiving 'Equal Pay - Compensation Payments' back in 2005. So here you are: Clerical...Show More Summary

Glasgow Skyline

If the sky over Glasgow last night is anything to go by, we're in for a lovely day today - I must get out and about later.

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