Scottish Greens call for investment & halt to reforms as literacy performance dips
Parties clash over literacy dip as Scottish Government press ahead with education reforms
THE SCOTTISH GREENS have urged the Scottish Government to place more focus on investment in teaching staff and less on the proposed reforms in the light of new figures showing a dip in the performance of Scotland’s children in literacy.
Divest¦Reinvest: Scottish Council Pensions for a future worth living in
Common Weal, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Unison Scotland paper shows billions could be accessed for socially and environmentally useful investment projects
SCOTTISH Pension funds hold a £1.7bn stake in fossil fuel companies driving unsustainable carbon emissions, money that could be re-invested into green energy and housing while still securing solid financial returns, a new report has argued.
Scottish councils slammed for investing £1.7bn into climate-wrecking pension funds
A report by thinktanks, unions and environmental charities finds Scottish councils undermining the Paris climate deal
SCOTTISH COUNCILS are investing billions of pounds of their workers’ pensions into companies responsible for environmental damage and climate change, according to a new report published by the thinktank Common Weal, Unison Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoES).
Letter to First Minister: As schools return, it's time for a "longer-term" inquiry into PPP
On the day Edinburgh schools return, Common Weal, alongside trade unions and campaign groups, have sent a letter to the First Minister calling on her to launch a Scotland-wide “root and branch” inquiry into public-private partnerships after the PFI school fiasco earlier this year. The letter is re-published in full below
DEAR First Minister,
We are writing to stress the importance of the Scottish Government following through on your position, prior to the election, for a wider and “longer term inquiry” into PPP contracts in Scotland.
Scottish Government privatises PS350m public water contract to tax-avoiding Anglian Water
Public sector bid rejected by Scottish Government leading to criticism from unions and politicians
PUBLIC WATER SERVICES currently held in the public sector will be privatised by the Scottish Government to corporate firm Anglian Water , the government has confirmed.