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'Damning': New study finds 38 children a day were made homeless in 2017-18
New analysis from Shelter Scotland shows the true scale of child homelessness, the health impact of being homelessness and the increasing length of time living in temporary housing across Scotland
NEW RESEARCH has found that 38 children a day were made homeless over the last fiscal year across Scotland.
The analysis published by Shelter Scotland found that in 2017-2018, just over 14,000 children were living in temporary accommodation – equivalent to six or seven children in every school across Scotland.
STUC youth conference calls for action to end period poverty to be ramped up
The STUC youth conference hightlights the issues women faced while having their period as they support action to end period poverty.
THE STUC youth conference is calling on the Scottish Government to have free sanitary products throughout the public sector and to apply pressure on to private sector workplaces to do the same.
STUC youth conference demands independent inquiry into sex for rent scandal
Concerns have been raised at the STUC Youth Conference about how women have been exploited by male landlords on websites for sexual favours.
THE STUC youth committee is calling on the Scottish Government to launch an independent inquiry into the sex for rent scandal.
A motion was passed at the STUC youth annual conference in Clydebank also calling for a report that will strengthen tenants’ rights and protect tenants from sexual violence.
STUC youth conference: There is no case for young workers to be paid less than older colleagues
The STUC youth conference kicked off with concerns about how low pay is having an effect on young workers in Scotland
CONCERNS HAVE been raised about the effect of young worker rates which tie young people into low pay, as the annual STUC youth conference began today [30 June].
A motion was passed at the conference in Clydebank that noted that young workers are getting paid almost two pounds an hour less than their older colleagues.
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.