Pay all public sector workers in Scotland a minimum £10 an hour, STUC say
David Thomson reports for CommonSpace from the first day of the STUC Congress in Aviemore, where the teachers union EIS said it was willing to strike for a 10 per cent pay rise
THE SCOTTISH Trade Union Congress (STUC) are calling for public sector workers to be paid 10 pounds an hour as part of a new long-term pay policy to tackle pay loss and cost of living after a decade of austerity.
Devolve immigration and employment law to Scotland, argues new Common Weal paper
New policy paper advocates an immigration system for Scotland based around workers’ rights
IMMIGRATION AND EMPLOYMENT LAW should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament, a new policy paper from the pro-independence think tank Common Weal has argued.
Report: A Scottish Approach to Immigration post-Brexit
Paper welcomed by STUC and Unison Scotland
DEVOLVING immigration and employment law together can give Scotland the opportunity to create a workers rights-based approach to immigration post-Brexit that benefits all workers.
The idea is one of a series of proposals in ‘A Scottish Approach to Immigration Post-Brexit’, authored by researcher Mark Butterly, which can be accessed in full here.
Ruth Davidson calls for new Scottish towns as critics blast Tory record on housing
The Scottish Tory leader said that Scotland should build a new generation of towns to address the national housing crisis
RUTH DAVIDSON, the Scottish Conservatives leader, has advocated the building of 25,000 new homes a year, saying Scotland should “look at a series of new generation new towns”.
In a speech to the Institute of Public Policy Research in Edinburgh this morning, Davidson argued that “the last time we had a housing crisis on this scale was in the aftermath of World War Two”.
Unions endorse campaign for improved student support ahead of Scottish budget
‘Budget for Better’ calls for increased bursaries, greater mental health support and an increase in the student loan repayment threshold
TRADE UNIONS representing staff and students from Scotland’s universities and colleges have united in their support for improved student support in the upcoming Scottish draft budget.