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  • UN calls on ‘irresponsible’ government to do its bit


    UNITED NATIONS called on the Tory government yesterday to double the amount of refugees admitted under resettlement programmes while slamming the “irresponsible” hate speech from some politicians and sections of the media.

    UN High Commission for Refugees assistant Volker...

    Saturday 5th Aug 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Foster carers win fight for rights


    A UNION acting for two Scottish foster carers claimed a landmark victory yesterday when a tribunal recognised them as employees — a first in Britain.

    The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) argued that foster parents James and Christine Johnson were employees of...

    Thursday 3rd Aug 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield 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

  • Downing Street: freedom of movement ends in 2019


    DOWNING STREET insisted yesterday that free movement of labour from the European Union will end in March 2019, as the Prime Minister sought to quell ongoing divisions in her cabinet.

    Tory dissent continued over the weekend after International Trade Secretary and leading Brexiteer Liam...

    Tuesday 1st Aug 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Low-paid staff deliver stingy boss ‘birthday card’


    HARD-PRESSED Civil Service workers delivered a birthday message to Scottish Finance Minister Derek Mackay yesterday, demanding an end to the “unsustainable” public-sector pay cap.

    Public-service union PCS members gathered in Edinburgh to hand deliver a card to the birthday...

    Saturday 29th Jul 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield 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

  • Scotland: Mental health lottery found in schools


    SCOTTISH Labour called for urgent action from Holyrood yesterday after uncovering a “postcode lottery” of mental health services available to school children.

    Fourteen of Scotland’s 32 councils do not employ a mental health worker in schools and a further 12 do not...

    Tuesday 25th Jul 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Corbyn launches fight to win back Scotland


    Labour leader targets seats to take back from the SNP at the next election

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Ghastly snaps of the Orange Order at play


    SECTARIAN throwbacks of the Orange Order have caused outrage after images emerged yesterday of members dressed up for halloween in a variety of offensive outfits.

    A snap from fancy-dress competitions at one of the ultraconservative British unionist organisation’s lodges in...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain


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