ANTI-POVERTY campaigners have backed calls for the government to re-establish a target for ending child poverty amid warnings that levels are set to soar in the next few years.
Child Poverty Action Group chief executive Alison Garnham said that two-thirds of the children in poverty...
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
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SCOTTISH LABOUR warned yesterday that it will not support the Scottish government’s budget if it includes plans to slash millions of pounds of funding from local government.
The party’s leader Kezia Dugdale has written to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay arguing that proposed...
Monday 30th Jan 2017
MARITIME union RMT called on the Scottish government yesterday to end the extreme poverty wages of seafarers employed by an “exploitative” ferry operator.
RMT revealed that the Lithuania-registered Finlandia Seaways service which operates between the Scottish town of...
Saturday 28th Jan 2017
SCOTTISH First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to give MSPs a vote on triggering Article 50 regardless of today’s Supreme Court ruling.
Eleven of the most senior judges will decide whether Prime Minister Theresa May has to ask MPs and the devolved governments of Scotland and...
Tuesday 24th Jan 2017
HEALTH boards in Scotland have splashed out more than £1,500 for an agency nurse to cover a single shift, freedom of information requests revealed yesterday.
NHS Lanarkshire paid £1,565 to an agency for one shift in 2015-16, while NHS Lothian said the largest sum it spent...
Labour leader warns Holyrood elite have no special solutions
Saturday 21st Jan 2017
MILLIONS of pounds set aside by the government each year to help people return to work is going unspent, Labour warned yesterday.
A Parliamentary question submitted by work and pensions select committee chairman Frank Field revealed that the “flexible support fund”...
Thursday 19th Jan 2017
UNITE have urged the Tories to honour promises made on pensions a quarter of a century ago as Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) workers begin their second day of strike action.
Six hundred Unite members employed at AWE began a 48-hour stoppage at midnight yesterday over plans to...
Scottish schools can’t keep up standards, say classroom workers
Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
DEMANDS are mounting for an independent inquiry into the huge cash fund that Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) receives from the Israeli government to spend on influencing opinion within the party.
In a secret recording that emerged last week, Israeli embassy official Shai Masot confirmed...
Tuesday 10th Jan 2017