Saturday, 6 October 2018

First Minister and Equal Pay (2)



I've just sent my post 'First Minister and Equal Pay' to all Glasgow Councillors, MSPs and MPs along with the following message.

"Glasgow's equal pay claimants are not hell bent on striking for just any old reason - they want to be treated with dignity and respect, instead of being patronised and bullied by senior officials who failed to look after their interests in the first place."

So don't be shy about having your say and contacting Glasgow's politicians yourself - in the days ahead.  

  


Bravehearts vs Wee, Sleekit Cow'rin, Tim'rous Beasties (21/07/18)


I shared yesterday's posts (No 'Mean' City and Daylight is the best disinfectant) with all Glasgow councillors, as well as the city's constituency MSPs and MPs - 100 local politicians in total.

Now I haven't exactly been bowled over by the response, so far at least, but once the holiday period is over there will be a concerted effort to engage with key politicians across Glasgow including the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who represents Glasgow Southside.  

Because August/September is going to be a crucial period in the fight for equal pay in Scotland's largest council - and the city's Councillors, MSPs and MPs are going to have to decide which side they are on.

Do they stand alongside senior officials with their 'golden goodbyes' and discriminatory 37-hour 'rules' - or do they stand with the council's low paid workers who have been fighting for their rights to equal pay for the past 12 years.

In other words, are they Bravehearts when it comes to equal pay or wee, sleekit cow'rin, tim'rous beasties?