Analysis: Tribal politics over the Glasgow women’s strike misses the systemic nature of the issue
Reporting of the Glasgow Women’s Strike has focused on the political dynamics, but the issues it raises are global and systemic – how to achieve gender equality in practise.
COVERAGE of the Glasgow Women’s Strike thus far has focused on the national political dynamics with strong suggestions that the unions’ full attention on the issue was only sharpened as a consequence of the SNP taking over leadership of Glasgow City Council in May 2017.
Programme for Government reaction: STUC, Greens, NUS, Good Food Coalition, Friends of the Earth + more
Politicians, experts, trade unions and other organisations give their view on today’s Programme for Government
THE PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT, announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon earlier today, has already provoked much reaction from civic Scotland.
Debate in the Holyrood chamber was led by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, whose warnings against further referendums and constitutional division are by now so familiar that most observers can mouth along with her.
STUC criticises lack of trade union involvement in Growth Commission
Parts of the Growth Commission report send “a worrying signal” to workers, the STUC general secretary has said
THE GROWTH COMMISSION REPORT published last week by the SNP has been criticised by the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) for the lack of involvement by trade unions during its preparation.
Scottish trade unions call for 'immediate release and acquittal of all political prisoners' in Catalonia
Stuart Graham, homeless case worker from Glasgow who spoke to the motion at congress, spoke to CommonSpace about why he was backing Catalonia’s democratic rights
SCOTLAND’S trade unions unanimously backed a motion at their annual conference in Aviemore today [18 April] calling for Spanish authorities to release and acquit all pro-independence Catalan political prisoners in Aviemore today.