Solidarity rally at Scottish Parliament planned for day of Catalan election
Demonstration against “brutal repression” to be held by the Catalan Defence Committee Scotland
THE CATALAN DEFENCE COMMITTEE SCOTLAND (CDCS) have called for a rally outside the Scottish Parliament on 21 December to show solidarity with the people of Catalonia on the day of their historic election.
Support for legislation to end period poverty grows across Scotland
Trade unions, business and women’s charities have made submissions to a consultation on ending period poverty across Scotland
THERE IS GROWING support from a wide variety of organisations for legislation that could end period poverty across Scotland.
A number of organisations, including the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Engender have made submissions as part of the consultation to Monica Lennon MSP’s members’ bill to provide universal free access to sanitary products.
Alex Salmond calls for North Sea oil to benefit "the people"
Former first minister criticises UK Government’s handling of the North Sea sector, but is rebuked by Scottish environmentalists
FORMER FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND has called for North Sea oil and gas to benefit “the workers, the communities and the people” over the next several decades.
Scotland can "make a stronger case against Brexit", says European think tank chair
Dr Kirsty Hughes of the Scottish Centre on European Relations argues not enough is being done to halt Brexit
FOCUS on the possibility of special Brexit deals for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and even London are distracting attention from opposition to Brexit itself, European policy expert Dr Kirsty Hughes has told CommonSpace.
Dear Catalonia: Solidarity groups ask supporters to write to political prisoners
Scottish and Catalan groups join forces in postcard campaign for imprisoned political leaders
A POSTCARD CAMPAIGN calling for supporters to send messages of solidarity to Catalan political prisoners has been launched by the Scottish branch of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), in partnership with with Yes Scotland’s Future, Independence Live, English Scots for Yes, Catalan Defence Committee Scotland, SNP Youth, SNP Friends of Catalonia and Ungagged.
“Free all Catalan political prisoners”: Glasgow event to show solidarity with Catalonia
Catalan National Assembly meeting will raise awareness and organise Scottish solidarity efforts
AN EVENT HIGHLIGHTING the situation in Catalonia, organising solidarity and calling for the release of Catalan political prisoners jailed by the Spanish state since the 1 October referendum will be held at Renfield St Stephens Centre in Glasgow this Sunday.
Scottish firefighters take the battle against cuts to parliament
The Fire Brigade Union-organised rally was joined by new Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard
HUNDREDS OF FIREFIGHTERS from across Scotland rallied outside the Scottish Parliament on Thursday morning in protest against cuts, job losses and potential fire station closures.
BiFab workers marched on Holyrood amid the “biggest industrial dispute in a generation”
An estimated 1000 people joined the march in Edinburgh, organised by GMB and Unite the Union
BURNTISLAND FABRICATIONS LTD (BiFab), an engineering company which makes equipment for the oil and gas sector as well as the renewable energy industry, has said it may have to close its yards due to contract issues with Dutch-owned contractor, Seaway Heavy Lifting.
Groups like The Invisibles are the beating heart of raw compassion for our neighbours living on the streets
Writer John-Paul Clark, who penned the Homeless in Glasgow series, takes a trip to Glasgow's Cadogen Street to see compassion in action
THE homeless are currently getting a lot of love from some parts of society but it is only with community action groups that this love is unconditional.
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