Concerns raised for a second time over use of unpaid labour at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
Trade union official says Underbelly’s recruitment of ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act
THE USE of unpaid volunteer labour by Underbelly, the Edinburgh Fringe venue and event organiser behind Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party, contravenes both Volunteer Scotland’s Code of Practice and the National Minimum Wage Act, it has been claimed as recruitment for ‘Hogmanay ambassadors’ at this year’s celebration gets underway.
Edinburgh Fair Fringe Campaign: New code of practice “does little” to ensure improved pay & conditions
New guidelines from Edinburgh City Council criticised as voluntary and tied to a “fake” Living Wage
A NEW SET OF GUIDELINES for employers and venues participating in the Edinburgh festival season have been criticised by a representative of the Fair Fringe campaign for its voluntary nature, its lack of detail over how it would be enforced and its commitment to an insufficient Living Wage.
‘Happy Birthday Öcalan’: Trade unionists press British ambassador on jailed Kurdish leader
GMB and Unite campaign to free Kurdish leader imprisoned in Turkey sends ‘birthday greeting’ via British ambassador
MARKING THE 69th birthday of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan, a UK trade union campaign calling for his freedom has sent a birthday card and pointed letter to British Ambassador to Turkey, Sir Dominick Chilcott.
Scottish shipbuilder’s union call for contracts after damning naval review
Scottish ship yards in receipt of less work than promised before Scottish independence referendum
A UNION representing Scottish ship workers has called on the UK government to consider contracting work for building ships to Scotland in the wake of a damning review into the UK navy.
Unite, which represents many workers in the upper Clyde, called on the government to utilise the enormous skills base that has been built up over generations of ship building in Scotland, after the publication of Sir John Parker’s eight month probe into the quality of the navy.
Pension dispute erupts as Diageo delivers a “slap in the face” to its workers
Workers to ballot for industrial action over changes to terms and conditions in year of bumper profits for whisky firm
A DISPUTE over pensions at Diageo is set to erupt as relations break down between workers and the drinks giant.
The Unite union says it has received “no answer” from the corporation after threatening a ballot on industrial action in the wake of a consultative vote that showed over 80 per cent of workers rejected plans to slash pensions.