Showing posts from March, 2019

Glasgow's Fight for Equal Pay

Regular readers will be interested to learn that it was really the SNP 'wot won' the fight for equal pay in Glasgow City Council! Tune in again soon to read about all the people, events and organisations who have been quietly airbrushed out of history - and who  don't even rate a mention in this latest SNP 'community update'.     No 'I' in Team (26/03/19) I've been following the Facebook comments on the now infamous equal pay award presented to Glasgow City Council's Lord Provost by the Evening Times. Now the debate ranges from 'the Council can keep the award and stick it where the sun don't shine' to 'what a cheek the Council has holding on to something that really belongs to the Claimants'. I can see both points of view, I have to admit, but there is an obvious issue about what to do with the award if the Claimants decide that they want to wrest it back from the Council. Maybe the thing to do would be to give it

Labour In Denial

The latest YouGov poll confirms that the vast majority of Labour voters (79%) think it's wrong, with the benefit of hindsight, to leave the EU. Yet Jeremy Corbyn and his closest allies have now declared that Labour is no longer a 'Remain' party but a 'Leave' party.   Listen to what Labour's trade secretary told the BBC's Today programme via the link below. BREXIT: Labour 'not a remain party, Barry Gardiner says. The Labour Party will not support cancelling Brexit but will support a second referendum to "stop a no deal or a bad deal", its international trade secretary has said. Barry Gardiner told the Today programme : "We have committed ourselves to trying to deliver the referendum result... Labour is not a remain party now... we're trying to get a good deal".  

Worst Labour Leader Ever (11/11/18)

Jeremy Corbyn showed his true colours over Brexit with the following comment to Germany's Der Spiegel magazine: "We can't stop it. The referendum took place. Article 50 has been triggered. What we can do is recognise the reasons why people voted Leave." Now the day after the great EU referendum the Labour leader called for Article 50 to be triggered even though wiser heads (even Tory heads) counselled, at the time, that there was absolutely no need to rush headlong into difficult Brexit negotiations. So it has proved and Jezza is quite wrong to say that Brexit can't be stopped or that Article 50 can't be revoked. What a complete fool the man is the worst ever Labour leader.          Brexit - Then and Now (10/11/18) Jo Johnson explains his reason for resigning as Minister for Transport and Minister for London over Brexit:  "What is now being proposed won’t be anything like what was promised two years ago." We need a de

Somebody That I Used To Know

Cover versions of songs are seldom better than the original, but judge for yourself as Walk off the Earth perform a cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know". Somebody That I Used To Know Now and then I think of when we were together Like when you said you felt so happy you could die Told myself that you were right for me But felt so lonely in your company But that was love and it's an ache I still remember You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness Like resignation to the end, always the end So when we found that we could not make sense Well you said that we would still be friends But I'll admit that I was glad it was over But you didn't have to cut me off Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing And I don't even need your love But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough No, you didn't have to stoop so low Have your friends collect your records and then change your number I guess that I don&

A4ES - Checking Your Details

In recent days there have been lots of enquiries to the A4ES office about the status of people's equal pay claims in Glasgow. A4ES claimants can actually check these details themselves online and if anything needs updating, for example a change of address, this can be done on line as well. The A4ES web site can be found at: The procedure for A4ES clients to access the records system is explained below, but there is no need for anyone to contact the Glasgow Employment Tribunal office.     If any claimants have particular concerns, the best way to raise a query is by email to the A4ES office at:          A4ES - Checking Your Details Lots of readers from Glasgow have been in touch recently to check on the status of their equal pay claims with Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES) and/or to update their personal details on the A4ES records system. You can now check things for yourself and update your personal details, a