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Brexit: Theresa May to meet union leaders for talks

Image copyright EPA The prime minister will meet union leaders later to talk about the next steps of her Brexit plan. Theresa May will try to find compromise with Unison, the TUC, Unite and the…

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Brexit: What is Labour’s customs union policy?

Claim: Labour is proposing a new permanent customs union with the European Union (EU) after Brexit which would allow the UK “a say” in future trade deals. Reality Check Verdict: EU law currently does not…


Liam Fox: Customs union ‘would not deliver Brexit’

Image copyright Reuters Liam Fox says that staying in a permanent customs arrangement with the EU would “not be delivering Brexit”. The international trade secretary said he did not believe the UK could have an…


Second teachers’ union in strike warning

Image copyright PA A second teachers’ union is warning it could hold a strike ballot over pay. Both the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) and the EIS are calling for a 10% pay rise. The…


Prison sentences: Charities and probation staff union welcome proposals

Image copyright PA Ministers are being warned that a proposal to scrap prison sentences of six months or less will only work if there is more investment in the probation services. The government says this…


Union meets to decide on teacher strike action

Image copyright PA Image caption Thousands of teachers marched in Glasgow last October Scotland’s main teaching union is to hold talks on whether to call a strike over teachers’ pay. The Educational Institute of Scotland…



Unite union call to reject council pay offer

Image copyright Getty Images One of the main unions representing council workers in Scotland is urging its members to reject their latest pay offer. Councils are offering most staff a three-year deal worth a total…


Referee union wants action over ‘crisis’ after alleged threats against John Beaton

John Beaton was escorted to his match on Saturday by police The abuse of referees in Scotland has reached “crisis point”, says a union representing match officials. Prospect wants an “urgent meeting” with the Scottish…


University lecturers ‘anxious’ over casual contracts, union says

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The union representing academics said that casual contracts were making it hard for lecturers to plan ahead for courses Lecturers are being left vulnerable and anxious for their futures…


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