by Zoe Streatfield Scotland Reporter
AYRSHIRE councils were urged to review their contracts with private companies yesterday after figures showed they fork out £32 million a year to private companies for just a dozen schools.
GMB Scotland regional organiser Paul Arkison...
Thursday 13th Apr 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
SPORTS Direct’s new workers’ rep faces an “uphill struggle” to bring fairness to the boardroom, Unite warned yesterday.
In a bid to deflect growing public criticism of the poor treatment of staff, the retail giant has...
RAIL union RMT warned of a “fresh tidal wave of anger” yesterday over the decision by failing train operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) to award its chief executive a “telephone-number” salary.
The firm runs Southern Rail, where an ongoing dispute with...
Tuesday 11th Apr 2017
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has formally requested the power to hold a second Scottish independence referendum and stated there is “no rational reason” for PM Theresa May to block it.
Ms Sturgeon’s letter to officially request a Section 30 order — which will...
Saturday 1st Apr 2017
STUDENTS from the most deprived areas in Scotland remain under-represented in its top universities, according to new figures released yesterday.
Just 8 per cent of Scottish-based entrants at the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews come from the most deprived...
Friday 31st Mar 2017
INSPECTORS slammed “unacceptable” rape services in Scotland yesterday, saying that many victims were let down by officials.
The review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) called for urgent action as Scotland lags “well behind” the rest of...
UNITE leader Len McCluskey demanded yesterday an end to a “shameful” campaign of “smears and lies” from Blairites hell-bent on discrediting the left.
Mr McCluskey, who is fighting for re-election as the union’s general secretary against right-winger Gerald...
Monday 27th Mar 2017
Civilian workers fear privatisation at bases
Saturday 25th Mar 2017
Bercow rejects Commons debate on child tax credit changes
Tuesday 21st Mar 2017
SCOTTISH Labour unveiled plans yesterday to “kick the private sector out of our social security system,” branding the treatment of disabled and longterm-ill benefit claimants under the Tory welfare regime “inhumane.”
The party will table amendments to the...