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Strike to stop victimisation at Edinburgh college

Strike to stop victimisation at Edinburgh college Lecturers at Edinburgh College have voted to strike over the unjustified sacking of a colleague and the victimisation of union rep Penny Gower who represented him.

Reports round-up

Reports round-up Lunchtime walkouts at HSE office | Unions slam council’s plan to ‘bribe’ Glasgow workers | TSSA union conference stands with Palestinians | Journalists defy clickbait and cuts | Drivers deliver unofficial action | Legal challenge to Scottish post ballot | Car workers take action as talks stall | Give us a break, say Thomas Cook crew | Don’t let Edinburgh College bosses sack lecturer

Edinburgh PFI schools fiasco shines a light on all the mainstream parties

A Private finance initiative (PFI) consortium faces financial penalties after the shock closure of 17 Edinburgh schools last Friday.

Fury at plans to axe jobs in Edinburgh council

Unison union officials at Edinburgh council have warned of strikes against bosses’ plans to axe as many as 3,000 jobs.

Surprise strikes by Scottish lawyers against SNP's aid cut

Lawyers and solicitors in Scotland are taking unprecedented industrial action against cuts to legal aid. Lawyers in Glasgow struck on Tuesday of this week. More struck at Edinburgh’s sheriff court last month.

Remploy workers strike back in Scotland as factories close

23 October 2012
Remploy workers in Scotland struck for 24 hours on Monday of this week. The strikes are at the Clyde Bank, Cowdenbeath, Dundee, Stirling and Leven factories. Workers also lobbied the disabilities minister Esther McVey who was visiting Edinburgh.

Protest for Scottish independence

25 September 2012
Up to 10,000 people marched in Edinburgh on Saturday of last week on a demonstration calling for Scottish independence.

Theatre that battles against the Edinburgh Fringe money makers

07 August 2012
Taken together, the cultural programmes that take place in Edinburgh each August and September amount to the biggest arts festival on the planet.

Reviews round-up

07 August 2012
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists 1-27 August, Assembly George Square, Edinburgh EH8

Cuts are to blame for Edinburgh Legionnaires disease outbreak

12 June 2012
Cutbacks in the number of health and safety inspectors and inspections lie behind the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh.

Racist boot boys driven off streets of Edinburgh and Redditch

29 May 2012
Activists from the racist Scottish Defence League (SDL) thought they would have a day of triumph last Saturday in Edinburgh.

Caravan for climate jobs sets off

13 May 2012
Climate campaigners gathered in London and Edinburgh yesterday (Saturday) to wave off the Caravan for a Million Climate Jobs on its tour of Britain.

Solidarity with Palestine

01 May 2012
Some 400 students, trade unionists and Palestine solidarity activists marched in Edinburgh last Saturday.

'Lost generation' protest in Edinburgh

01 March 2012
Over 250 students and their supporters marched in Edinburgh on Wednesday. The demonstration was called by Scottish Students Against Cuts (SSAC) in defence of a generation of young people under attack from the austerity measures being enforced by governments in Westminster and Holyrood.

Privatisation plan beaten in Edinburgh

24 January 2012
A special meeting of councillors in Edinburgh last Thursday voted by 31 to 23 to end plans to privatise a swathe of council services.

Edinburgh privatisation plan opposed

17 January 2012
Some 2,000 Edinburgh city council staff could see their jobs transferred to private contractors under council plans.

Edinburgh privatisation halted

28 November 2011
Campaigners have scored an important victory against the attempt to privatise a large swathe of council services in Edinburgh.

EIS members will resist McCormac's attacks

15 November 2011
Delegates from Scotland’s main teaching union, the EIS, met at a special general meeting (SGM) in Edinburgh last Saturday to discuss the McCormac report.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

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