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Glasgow's Second Class Citizens

Glasgow City Council has just issued an insulting letter to Home Carers (via Cordia) which invites staff to work extra hours and shifts in the run up to Christmas. The letter says that Home Carers have the "opportunity to consider the...Show More Summary

The Fight for Equal Pay in Glasgow

Here is my latest FoI request to Glasgow City Council which asks for copies of or access to the minutes of the council's senior management team over the past 10 years. Now it's my belief that this is not really an FoI request at allShow More Summary

GMB, Union Dues and Equal Pay

Here's a copy of a letter a reader sent me recently in which the GMB threatens to stop representing someone on whose behalf the union has been pursuing an equal pay claim. Now I could see the reason for this if the person simply decided...Show More Summary

Bearing False Witness

CNN presenter Anderson Cooper does everything to expose Donald Trump's squalid behaviour over the families of America's war dead - short of calling the President a barefaced liar. If you ask me, Trump is a shallow huckster of a man - a President who refuses to take responsibility, one who has no sense of shame. Show More Summary

Glasgow and Equal Pay

Readers of the Evening Times gave Frank McAveety 'pelters' in the paper yesterday after the former Labour council leader tried to portray himself as a champion of good local government in the City of Glasgow. Frank, of course, led Labour...Show More Summary

Soulless Coward

Donald Trump shameful comment about how Barack Obama and previous Presidents responded to the death of American soldiers was a cynical attempt to shift attention away from his own behaviour. But the well known American basketball coach...Show More Summary

Zero Emotional Intelligence

When I read these words from Donald Trump I thought to myself the 45th American President is embarrassingly inarticulate and totally lacking in emotional intelligence, as it's all about Trump - not the fallen soldiers or their famil...

Stardust and Golden

The Guardian carried a great piece yesterday on the two massively dense neutron stars which collided in space 130 million years ago, at a time when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. It's event like this that remind me why I'm not a religious...Show More Summary

Glasgow's Pay Arrangements

Here's yet another document contradicting the claims of Glasgow City Council that 'no one knows a damned thing' about the controversial Employee Development Commitment (EDC) pay scheme. But according to this document a whole networkShow More Summary

Glasgow - Bold as Brass

Here's another official report from Glasgow City Council containing, amongst other things, a detailed report on the Employee Development Commitment (EDC) which, as regular readers know, guaranteed the future earnings of higher paid all male jobs including those done by Gardeners, Refuse Workers and Gravediggers. Show More Summary

GMB, Pensions and Equal Pay

I heard from another GMB member who has been left high and dry over a long-running request to make an equal pay settlement from North Lanarkshire Council payable on a pensionable basis. Hi Mark, Hope you are keeping well. I just read your blog on NLC pensions re calculations - or the lack of. Show More Summary

Labour Young Ones

In days gone by Labours leaders would be embarrassed occasionally by the youth wing of the party, especially when it adopted fanciful, pie-in-the-sky political positions which were out of step with the rank and file members. But nowShow More Summary

Quite Inqwedible

I have to agree with this article from The Conversation which argues that people with a good sense of humour are more intelligent than their gloomy, po-faced peers. Donald Trump, for example, doesn't find Saturday Night Live funny which...Show More Summary

Actions Speak Louder

A number of readers have shared this email below from Councillor Ken Andrew dated 6th September 2017. Now I don't know Councillor Andrew, but I assume he must be a spokesperson for Glasgow City Council on equal pay. If so, we have aShow More Summary

Trump's IQ is Inqwedible

\\ Alec Baldwin has Donald Trump down to a 'tee', if you ask me, and in this Saturday Night Live sketch he confirms what everyone knows already - that the President's IQ is truly 'Inqwedible'. But I'll bet Trump doesn't find that funny and I'm sure if he could, he'd force Saturday Night Live and Baldwin off the air. Show More Summary

Cakes in Space

BBC Scotland had some fun the other day with the following report that a team at the Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) had launched a Tunnock's Teacake into space. Terry the Teacake was launched from Houston in Renfrewshire (not Houston Texas) and landed back on earth a couple of hours later in the forest of Galloway. Show More Summary

Facebook and Twitter

I have made the point previously on the blog site that 'Many Hands Make Light Work' in the fight for equal pay. Now this was true in South Lanarkshire, for example, and also in North Lanarkshire, but both councils finally came to their senses and stopped trying to defend indefensible pay arrangements. Show More Summary

Glasgow and Equal Pay

Here's a message from A4ES which will be appearing in the Glasgow press in the days ahead.The text highlights the fact that because the Council's job evaluation scheme (JES) and WPBR pay arrangements are 'unfit for purpose' - existing...Show More Summary

Glasgow's Near Neighbours

South Lanarkshire Council took a pasting in this article from the Hamilton Advertiser which includes a comment from a senior council official who claimed that 'closing the pay gap' was a top priority. Well possibly, but only after Action...Show More Summary

Glasgow's Pay Arrangements

Information continues to emerge about Glasgow City Council's EDC (Employee Development Commitment) pay scheme which guaranteed to look after the bonus earnings of hundreds of higher paid, traditional male jobs including Gardeners, Refuse Workers, Gravediggers and so on. Show More Summary

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