Women workers in Glasgow lead battle to win equal pay

Vol. 82/No. 42 - November 12, 2018
During two-day strike for equal pay, local council workers in Glasgow, Scotland, mostly women, win support of fellow trade unionists Oct. 23. Male co-workers wouldn’t cross picket lines.

GLASGOW, Scotland — Chanting “What do we want? Equal pay. When do we want it? Now!” Some 8,000 workers, mainly women, marched here Oct. 23 on the first day of a two-day strike. School cleaners, cooks and teaching assistants, home-care…


UK hospital workers strike for wage equality

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

BOLTON, England — “We’re not invisible any more!” Tina Travers, a porter and Unison member, told a rally of unionists on strike at Royal Bolton Hospital here Oct. 12. This was the second day of a two-day walkout by over…