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Boycott at Heriot-Watt University

01 March 2011
Lecturers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh began boycotting a new performance appraisal scheme on Monday of this week.

Blindcraft workers refuse hours cut

08 February 2011
Workers at bed workshop Blindcraft in Edinburgh have voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposal for a three-day week.

Reports from a national day of protest against Vodafone

30 October 2010
We have reports of protests in Sheffield and Edinburgh, as well as those listed below. Protesters held picnics outside several stores.

The fight is on to stop Tory cuts

26 October 2010
Anger at the Tories’ vicious assault on our services and jobs erupted onto the streets last Saturday as tens of thousands protested across the country—from Edinburgh to Bristol.

Saturday protests against the government’s spending review cuts, 23 October 2010

23 October 2010
Scotland Over 25,000 trade unionists, campaigners, pensioners, students and disabled and unemployed people took to the streets in Edinburgh today against the cuts.

Which way forward for the climate movement?

24 August 2010
Environmental activists descended on the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Edinburgh on Thursday of last week.

Climate campers target oil bankers

17 August 2010
The annual Climate Camp starts in Edinburgh this week. It will attract thousands of activists to protest at the destruction of our planet.

Chance for climate movement to shine

17 August 2010
Chance for climate movement to shine

The £1 billion hospital we won’t own

27 July 2010
The NHS will pay a total of £1.26 billion for the privately-built Edinburgh Royal Infirmary—but not own it.

NHS Lothian to slash 700 jobs

13 July 2010
NHS Lothian, which includes Edinburgh, is planning £31 million in cuts.

List of budget day protests, 22 June

08 June 2010
North London 12 noon outside Whittington Hospital Hackney 6pm, Hackney town hall Lewisham 6pm, at the clock tower Lambeth 6pm, Lambeth town hall Southwark 5.30pm, Elephant & Castle tube station Manchester 6pm, Piccadilly Gardens Newcastle 5pm, the Monument Leeds 6pm, Victoria Gardens Birmingham 5pm, Government House Sheffield 5pm, town hall Bolton 12 noon-2pm, town hall Southampton 5.30pm, town hall Glasgow 3pm onwards, George Sq Edinburgh 1pm rally, 5pm protest, City Square Wales 4.30-6.30pm, Cardiff Senedd

Anger on streets at Israeli flotilla attack

08 June 2010
Up to 20,000 people poured onto the streets of London last Saturday to condemn Israel’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla on 31 May. In Edinburgh, over 5,000 marched to the US embassy against the Israeli attack.

Unite 4 Labour in Edinburgh: Derek Simpson fails to deliver

13 April 2010
Derek Simpson, joint general secretary of the Unite union, and John Prescott spoke at a "Unite 4 Labour" election meeting in Edinburgh on Thursday of last week.

Right to work round-up

16 March 2010
Edinburgh Over 50 people came to a Right to Work meeting to discuss fighting cuts and defending public services. Speakers included Jim Malone, FBU union regional organiser, Cheryl Gedling, PCS national executive, Liz Rawling, president of Edinburgh University Student Association, and Michael Hogg, RMT union regional organiser.

Scotrail workers strike

23 February 2010
Around 550 workers at First Scotrail struck last Saturday over plans by management to remove conductors from a new service between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Scottish Defence League driven out of Edinburgh

20 February 2010
Around 2,000 anti racists and anti fascists united in Edinburgh on Saturday, 20 February, to stop the Scottish Defence League (SDL) from marching.

The ‘Defence Leagues’ shall not pass, say activists

16 February 2010
Edinburgh Unite Against Fascism and Scotland United are calling for a protest to stop the Scottish Defence League marching in Edinburgh this Saturday 20 February.

Protest against Edinburgh care sell-off

24 November 2009
Some 400 people with disabilities, their supporters and carers protested outside Edinburgh’s city chambers on Thursday of last week.

Anti-war protesters take to streets of Edinburgh

17 November 2009
Families of soldiers in Afghanistan, including some who have lost loved ones in the conflict, led a one thousand‑strong march in Edinburgh against the war last weekend.

Support grows for Edinburgh anti-war demo

03 November 2009
Defence ministers in the Nato alliance are to meet in Edinburgh on Saturday 14 November to discuss the continued occupation of Afghanistan.

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