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  • Scotland: Rich holding on to land that could solve homes crisis


    GREEDY landowners in Scotland are clinging on to hundreds of derelict and empty sites which could be used to solve the country’s housing crisis, the Scottish Greens said yesterday.

    The party is calling on the Scottish government to introduce a tax on empty sites that they argue...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Scotland ‘critically unprepared’ for nuclear accident


    by Felicity Collier

    SCOTLAND is critically unprepared to deal with a serious incident arising from nuclear warheads being transported on public roads, a report warned yesterday.

    Nuclear weapons are regularly moved to and from factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield,...

    Monday 21st Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Scottish kids head back to schools 500 teachers short


    SCOTTISH teachers are expected to start the new academic year amid crippling staff shortages after councils reported that 500 teaching positions have not been filled.

    Teaching unions are demanded action after the shocking finding was revealed, arguing that recruitment of new teachers...

    Wednesday 16th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • We must strive to reach beyond our fellow activists


    Activists must be equipped with the right political arguments. Trade unionists are best placed to provide that, writes JOHN STEVENSON

    Tuesday 15th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • 3 families an hour made homeless


    A HOUSING crisis in Scotland is seeing households becoming homeless at the rate of one every 19 minutes, a damning study published today has found.

    Housing charity Shelter Scotland said it helped more than 21,000 people last year and more than 825,000 visited its online advice...

    Monday 7th Aug 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Scotland: Bank cuts expectations of growth


    THE squeeze on household incomes looks set to continue after the Bank of England announced that it had cut its expectations of growth for this year and next.

    The Bank lowered its forecasts for growth for the year ahead to 1.7 per cent, down from 1.9 per cent, amid warnings of a...

    Friday 4th Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Scotland: More women earn below the living wage


    WOMEN make up two-thirds of those Scots earning less than a living wage, according to analysis from Scottish Labour published today.

    Scottish government data revealed that 297,000 women in Scotland — 24 per cent of all working women — earned less than the living wage in...

    Thursday 3rd Aug 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Scotland: Thousands to face ‘cruel’ disability tests due to SNP delay


    TENS of thousands of disabled Scots will be forced to go through “cruel” Tory assessments because the SNP delayed the transfer of social security powers to Holyrood, according to new data from Scottish Labour yesterday.

    The party’s figures show that nearly 130,000...

    Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Scotland: Half of nurses warn staff shortages damaging care


    THE SNP was accused of leaving NHS staff “overworked and undervalued” yesterday after half of Scottish nurses reported that staff shortages had compromised patient care during their most recent shift.

    A survey by the Royal College of Nursing of over 3,000 Scottish nurses...

    Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Women held back in apprenticeships


    WOMEN and girls are being held back because the Scottish government’s flagship Modern Apprenticeships programme is increasingly being gender segregated, Labour warned yesterday.

    Research from Scottish Labour has revealed that last year, in almost half (23 out of 50) of apprentice...

    Saturday 29th Jul 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain


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