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  • Unions ‘must set election agenda’


    SCOTTISH TUC general secretary Grahame Smith called on the labour movement yesterday to ensure that the general election campaign highlights working people’s interests.

    Speaking to the Star ahead of the STUC annual congress next week, he said the event would give trade unions a...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Hotel-owning SNP council leader a ‘liability’ – Murray


    SCOTLAND’S only Labour MP Ian Murray branded a top SNP politician a “liability” yesterday after he failed to declare he owns a hotel in the Scottish Highlands.

    Frank Ross, the party’s group leader on Edinburgh City Council, initially said he could not remember...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Tax-dodgers can’t hide from Labour


    McDonnell will make big businesses publish tax returns

    Saturday 15th Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • US bombing sends world in a ‘dangerous direction’


    CND general secretary Kate Hudson warned yesterday that the world is heading in a “very dangerous direction” following the US bombing of Afghanistan.

    Ms Hudson told the Star that the incident was “another terrible example of Trump’s escalation of militarism and...

    Saturday 15th Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Firms rake in schools cash


    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 workers’ rep faces ‘uphill struggle’


    by Zoe Streatfield Scotland Reporter

    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...

    Thursday 13th Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Southern chief’s ‘phone-number salary’ draws ire


    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

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Sturgeon formally requests power for referendum II


    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

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • SNP has ‘failed’ young working class in Scotland


    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

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Rape services ‘unacceptable,’ say inspectors


    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...

    Friday 31st Mar 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain


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