In the Herald today:
Almost 1400 women are preparing to launch legal action against their trade unions over the way officials dealt with historic equal pay disputes within Scotland’s councils. The workers, some of whom claim to have lost out on tens of thousands of pounds, are lodging claims against Unison, Unite and GMB under a new class action process introduced in Scotland earlier this year.
For more than a year from early 2018, BBC Scotland often featured extended coverage of marches and interviews implying that the current SNP Glasgow City Council was responsible for the wages discrimination against women when it had been decades of Labour administrations in cahoots with male-dominated unions such as the GMB that had been responsible:
The women have clearly found them out and are pursuing unions like the GMB whose industrial organiser for 20 years was Richard Leonard. I look forward to BBC Scotland interrogating him and their current leader Gary Smith, recently seen defending private care home owners against suggestions they might have been to blame for the care home deaths:
The BBC used to be openly biased against trade unions back in the 70s. It has only been since the first SNP administration that they have started to co-habit.