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Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central yet to introduce free sanitary products four months after agreeing to
In December 2017, Network Rail agreed to install free sanitary products
TWO OF Scotland’s biggest train stations have still not offered free sanitary products to its passengers, four months after they agreed to do so.
A series of tweets from @EndPeriodPoverty – a twitter account that is part of Scottish Labour MSP Monica Lennon’s campaign to end period poverty – showed that both Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central train stations have not put in a machine in the female toilets that will allow access to free sanitary products.
Vince Cable reiterates call for SNP to back UK-wide vote on Brexit deal at Scottish Lib Dem conference
CommonSpace reporter David Thomson reports from the last day of the Scottish Lib Dem conference in Aviemore where party activists heard from their UK leader, Vince Cable.
THE SNP should get behind the call for a UK-wide vote on the Brexit deal, Lib Dem leader Vince Cable told the Scottish Lib Dems conference on Saturday [21 April].
Cable used his speech to urge the SNP to back them on getting a referendum on the Brexit deal once the negotiations are completed.
Time for re-think on Police Scotland, say Scottish Lib Dems at party conference
David Thomson reports for CommonSpace from the Scottish Lib Dem conference
THE SCOTTISH Lib Dems are calling on the Scottish Government to think again on Police Scotland.
At the start of their spring conference in Aviemore yesterday [20 April], the Scottish Lib Dems passed a motion that calls on Holyrood to set up an independent commission that will propose legislation “to repair the damage caused” since the force was set up in 2012.
Pay all public sector workers in Scotland a minimum £10 an hour, STUC say
David Thomson reports for CommonSpace from the first day of the STUC Congress in Aviemore, where the teachers union EIS said it was willing to strike for a 10 per cent pay rise
THE SCOTTISH Trade Union Congress (STUC) are calling for public sector workers to be paid 10 pounds an hour as part of a new long-term pay policy to tackle pay loss and cost of living after a decade of austerity.
Will the robots take our jobs? 'Very difficult to tell', STUC and Scottish Government find
A new report by STUC and the Scottish Government has examined the impact automation will have on the Scottish labour market
IT IS “very difficult to tell” whether technological change will lead to a major disruption of employment in Scotland, but it is likely to increase inequality, a new report by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) and Scottish Government has found in a report to coincide with the beginning of STUC annual congress.
LISTEN: We speak to James Kelly MSP and @FACkilltheBill campaigner Jeanette Findlay about how Scotland treats its football fans
Scottish Labour MSP James Kelly spoke to CommonSpace’s David Thomson ahead of a final vote at Holyrood this week on the repeal of controversial legislation aimed at football fans
ON THURSDAY (15th March), the Scottish Parliament will hear the final stage of James Kelly’s private member's bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.
Richard Leonard: No new private finance deals under Labour
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard is calling for an overhaul of how public services are financed
IN A KEYNOTE SPEECH to Scottish Labour conference, Richard Leonard committed that under his leadership Scottish Labour would not sign any new private finance deals for public sector contracts, promising to end the search for market solutions and keep projects in public hands.
Scottish Labour battle over post-Brexit single market access heats up in Dundee
Scottish Labour MEP Catherine Stihler was speaking after Scottish Labour’s executive changed the motion to be voted on by party members
A SCOTTISH LABOUR MEP has said that a post-Brexit deal with the single market should not be ruled out after Scottish Labour’s executive committee (SEC) changed the text of a motion which sought to alter the party’s position.
Aunt Flo, the blob, on the rag: Why a cafe in Glasgow will this weekend be serving Bloody Marys in exchange for tampons
Saturday meets Bloody Marys and a good cause – what’s not to love?
PEOPLE in Scotland have been invited to the first ever Bloody Big Brunch this weekend in a bid to raise awareness of period poverty with some style.
Bloody Mary drinks will be available to attendees, but instead of paying with cash, organisers have asked people to bring along a box of tampons or sanitary towels instead.