Theresa May refuses to intervene as university workers and New Gorbals Housing Association condemn Serco evictions
Over 30 university professional pen open letter opposing Serco’s “inhumane evictions”, while New Gorbals Housing Association promises to reverse any attempted lock changes
'No Evictions' Campaigners: the Fight for Asylum Housing Rights
Serco evictions planned for this Friday.
WITH Serco expected to begin the lock change evictions this Friday the 12th July, CommonSpace caught up with Living Rent campaigners to talk about the work being done on the 'No Evictions' Campaign.
Graham O'Neill: The campaign against the Serco lock-out is in the best internationalist traditions of Glasgow
Graham O’Neill, Policy Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council, says the campaign in Glasgow against Serco’s planned eviction of hundreds of asylum seekers has a significance way beyond the city – it’s an important defence of the human rights of the most vulnerable people everywhere
Beyond ‘buck passing’: Who should be taking responsibility for the housing rights of asylum seekers?
As part of CommonSpace’s special week of coverage on refugees and asylum seekers, Mark Stern looks at the complicated system of responsibilities that is meant to ensure the housing rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow but is instead forcing families toward destitution
La trêve hivernale: As France eviction 'truce' begins, Living Rent call for a Scottish Winter Break
At least 94 people have died on Scotland’s streets over the past 12 months
THE Living Rent tenants union have stepped up their campaign for a legal restriction on housing evictions over the winter months, as France’s Winter Break begins today [1 November].
The French winter break has been in place since 1956 and ensures that no one is evicted from a rented property or has their gas and electricity switched off from 1 November to 31 March.
Tenant farmer faced with eviction: "Others are losing their farms but they're scared to speak out"
East Lothian farmer Andrew Stoddart spoke to Commonspace about evictions, rent hikes and the "death of tenant farming"
IT WAS a story that briefly grabbed the media's attention. On 28 November, farmer Andrew Stoddart faced eviction along with his wife and three children. After a flurry of publicity, interviews and a 20,000-strong petition, he was granted a last-minute reprieve - of just two months.
January will see the whole family forced to leave their home; their farm workers, who also have young children, have already gone.