Blog Profile / Action 4 Equality Scotland


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Archived Since:May 7, 2010

Blog Post Archive

North Lanarkshire Update

I've had lots of enquiries about Equal Value (EV) claims in North Lanarkshire recently so I thought I'd say something more detailed on the blog site. EV claims are in a separate category all of their own. These cases only relate to the period 2000 to 2006. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

I checked with the A4ES office earlier today and the news is that individual letters should be sent out to North Lanarkshire clients on Friday - 1st May. Apparently the information returned by the Council last week contained a number...Show More Summary

NLC Update (25/04/15)

I am re-publishing five posts from the blog site from December 2007 which readers from North Lanarkshire will find of particular interest because they deal with the way in which the Council introduced a new job evaluation scheme (JES) and new pay arrangements covering all former Manual Worker and APT&C staff. Show More Summary

Course of History

Tom Gordon writing in the Sunday Herald reports the views of the Scottish Tory leader, Ruth Davidson, who apparently believes that a slightly bonkers, Glasgow-based street campaigner named Sean Clerkin might just have changed the course of history by chasing the former Labour leader, Iain Gray, into a Subway sandwich shop. Show More Summary

Jihadi Runaways

The casual racism of the runaway Jihadi teenagers from east London is really quite shocking and I find it hard to believe that the use of abusive language such as the word "kafirs" has come about only since the young women made Syria their new home. Show More Summary

Glasgow's Killing Fields (07/0411)

I watched a rather surreal interview with Scottish Labour leader, Iain Gray, earlier this evening. In which he compared being ambushed by a handful of political groupies in Glasgow to the 'killing fields' of Cambodia. In fact, Iain Gray...Show More Summary

Wile E. Cayote

Here's an interesting article from The Guardian by Ian Jack which explains the SNP's and Nicola Sturgeon's extraordinary rise to power, mirrored by the Labour Party's equally astonishing, if thoroughly deserved, fall from grace. I especially...Show More Summary

Ed as Dirty Harry

Private Eye, t he UK's best and only fortnightly satirical magazine, has some fun with the notion that underneath his geek-boy image the real Ed Miliband is about as tough as old boots. I'm keeping my eyes peeled during the election campaign for any sign that the new-look Ed is demanding that his drinks be served in a dirty glass. Show More Summary

Race, Religion and Politics

Nick Cohen writing in The Observer wades into the row over Lutfur Rahman and how this former Mayor used race and religion, quite cynically, to win political power in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. And the sad fact is that manyShow More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

As regular readers know I fought a long Freedom of Information (FoI) battle with North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) in order to discover more about the Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) which was carried out before the Council finally implemented new pay arrangements in January 2007. Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

Readers in North Lanarkshire have certainly found their voice when it comes to speaking out over equal pay - I doubt things will ever be the same again which is great to see, if you ask me. "Well said D!! I agree with everything youShow More Summary

Stout Defence

If you ask me The Times columnist, Daniel Finkelstein talks a lot of sense and he's a walking talking reproach to the juvenile ramblings of some on the political 'left' who try to portray every Conservative as cruel, heartless and venal. Show More Summary

Arrogant Tosser

The news media is full of political groupies from the 'left' and 'right', but Owen Jones best up my nose more than most possibly because he's so insufferably smug for a young man who's done so little with with his life. Take this latest...Show More Summary

Glasgow Tsunami Warning

My old chum John McTaggart (a first class teacher and educationalist) has an eye for a good story and he spotted one here in this article by Jim Pickard from The Financial Times. Now this must be the first time in its history that the fair City of Glasgow has received the political equivalent of a tsunami warning. Show More Summary

Race, Religion and Politics

James Bloodworth pulls no punches in this article for The Independent exposes the extent to which religion and the accusation of 'Islamophobia' was used deliberately by Lutfur Rahman, the former Mayor of Tower Hamlets, as a campaign tactic to demonise his political opponents. Show More Summary

Unrepresentative Unions

I'd never heard of Left Futures before James Bloodworth drew it to my attention via a recent opinion piece in The Independent, but I can see four myself now that it's one of these idiot 'leftist' publications which here describes the disgraced former Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, as "more Labour than many in Labour". Show More Summary

Cannot Be Serious

The Times reports on the enormous scale of tax avoidance in Greece highlighting the moves by 80,000 wealthy citizens to funnel more than €200,000 each out of the country in recent times. But I fail to see how the Syriza-led government...Show More Summary

North Lanarkshire Update

I am re-publishing five posts from the blog site from December 2007 which readers from North Lanarkshire will find of particular interest because they deal with the way in which the Council introduced a new job evaluation scheme (JES) and new pay arrangements covering all former Manual Worker and APT&C staff. Show More Summary

NLC Update (05/12/2007)

After months of delay and foot dragging by the council, things are now beginning to hot up in North Lanarkshire - more to follow including news from the Employment Tribunals - but here's a brief summary of events so far. In February/March 2006, North Lanarkshire tried to persuade its workforce into accepting a new pay and grading structure. Show More Summary

Job Evaluation 3 (10/12/2007)

As well as manipulating job evaluation results at the lower end of the scale, North Lanarkshire's scheme does exactly the same as it moves up through the new pay and grading structure. Take grade NLC 6. Now this is not a very high grade...Show More Summary

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