Scots social enterprise group says Serco debacle is evidence of 'cold corporate takeover' of public services
‘Monolithic corporations that place shareholder profits before human need can never deliver for people or planet’, says Social Enterprise Scotland’s Duncan Thorp
MORE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES are needed to stem the influence of “corporate greed and the dead hand of government” in the public sector, according to the representative body of Scots social enterprises.
Family ends citizenship hunger strike in Glasgow after Home Office U-turn
After just over 24-hours on hunger strike the family call off their protest after a promise to meet from the Home Office
A FAMILY have ended their hunger strike after receiving a letter from the Home Office to discuss their application for citizenship that has been pending for 18 years, but they asked supporters to keep up the pressure ahead of their meeting next week.
The Kurdish-Iraqi Kamil family went without food or water for over 24-hours as they camped outside the premises of the Border and Immigration Agency at Brand Street in Glasgow.
'It has got to the point where there is no other way out': Kurdish-Iraqi family on hunger strike in Glasgow tell their story
Family have spent the past 24-hours without food or water outside Border and Immigration offices.
A FAMILY have taken to hunger striking to pressure the Home Office to take a decision on their right to remain in Scotland after 18 years of waiting.
The Scottish Govt claim a new social attitudes survey shows they have the trust of the people - but is it true?
CommonSpace breaks down a recent survey and asks if the Scottish government really do have the trust of the people?
AFTER the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey was released yesterday [26th June], the SNP’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Derek Mackay said the figures “show we are maintaining the trust of the Scottish people.”
CommonSpace examines the six issues the public were surveyed upon to discover if the SNP are maintaining the trust of the Scottish people, as Mackay claimed.
Survey reveals over half of Scots now believe standards of living are falling
56 per cent of respondents said standards of living have fallen, up from 36 per cent
OVER half of Scots said that the general standard of living had fallen over the past year, up 20 per cent on the previous year, a new survey has revealed.
The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey published yesterday [26 June] revealed that 56 per cent of people believed the general standard of living had fallen ‘a lot’ or ‘a little.’ The same figure for the previous year was 36 per cent.
SNP Westminster Business spokesperson backs call for Scottish Govt to support workers' ownership including for big businesses
The SNP’s Marion Fellows says even companies like Dalzell Steelworks and BiFab should consider selling up to their workers.
THE SNP BUSINESS spokesperson at Westminster has backed a Scottish Parliament report calling for an increase in the number of worker owned businesses in Scotland and says even larger businesses need “greater democracy.’
Trainers collected to help Glasgow's homeless at anti-discrimination football tournament
The Invisibles homeless charity held an appeal at the Green Brigade anti-discrimination tournament
A GLASWEGIAN community action group held their annual drive collecting used trainers for the homeless on Saturday and were delighted to receive over two hundred pairs.
Scottish Government offer biggest pay rise for NHS staff since 2008 recession
NHS nurses pay had fallen 9-14 per cent in real terms since 2011
A SPOKESPERSON from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) welcomed the biggest proposed pay-rise for NHS staff in Scotland since the 2008 financial crisis.
Cruel by design: How Universal Credit punishes children, domestic abuse victims, disabled people and those at risk of homelessness
CommonSpace examines the impact of Universal Credit on four of the most vulnerable demographics to be hit by the benefits change
AS the full roll-out of Universal Credit in Scotland gets closer calls for it to be halted or reformed by charities and politicians are getting increasingly louder.
Co-operative movement welcomes new Scottish Parliament report extolling the virtues of employee-owned businesses
The Scottish Economy Committee stated that the Scottish Government should set a growth target on co-operative and employee-owned businesses
SUPPORTERS of the co-operative movement have welcomed the finding of a new Scottish Parliament committee report which argues that the economic potential of employee-owned businesses is huge and the Scottish Government should have targets on growing the number of co-operative businesses in Scotland.