This is a time for examining the tourism sector much more closely than ever before. Change is required.
Support for Those on Low Incomes or Benefits in Orkney
The grants are for those on benefits or low incomes who have fallen on hard times.
“”This is an unprecedented attack on staff and their trade union rights”
The Scottish Court Custody and Prisoner Escort Service (SCCPES) had attempted to cancel their GMB membership by stopping their union dues paid through the employer payroll check-off system.
Scottish prison custody officers launch strike ballot over pay imposition
The pay imposition will result in staff receiving less than £10 an hour for the next two years.
Orkney’s Shocking Growing Gender Pay Gap
“62% of OIC non-teaching staff work part time, 82% of these part time workers are women.”
COSLA Agrees Pay Deal With Trade Unions
Unite has reiterated its calls for COSLA to consider a ‘trigger clause’ which would allow for the re-opening of the three year pay order if, as predicted, Brexit causes inflation to rise, and for low pay bands to be revisited at the end of the three year period.
Unite Members in Local Authorities Reject Pay Offer
“This outcome was inevitable in light of COSLA’s failure to properly and fairly reward the lowest paid workers in local government.”
Unite Calls On Its Membership to Reject COSLA Pay Offer
“the reality for some of our poorest paid members is that they are being offered barely more than seven pounds per week more against the backdrop of ten years of austerity.”
Letter: From a Concerned Brit in Germany
“In Germany temporary work and the agency work cannot be exploited by companies in the way it is in the UK.”
Orkney Third From The Bottom in Living Wage Employers
in Scotland 81.6% of workers are earning the Living wage