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Defend Penny Gower

20 October 2009
Members of the EIS teaching union and the UCU lecturers’ union turned out at the Employment Tribunal offices in Edinburgh to demonstrate their support for victimised safety rep, Penny Gower.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Edinburgh

25 August 2009
This exhibition is a small but important monument to one of the most significant struggles in Britain in the 20th century. It charts the history of the women’s suffrage movement from the setting up of the first groups in 1866 to their eventual victory in 1928.

Western interests sit in the way of truth over Lockerbie bombing

25 August 2009
The decision to release Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last week has produced much fury and bluster from politicians in Westminster, Edinburgh and Washington.

Glasgow and Edinburgh council disputes

11 August 2009
Danny Tervit, a street sweeper at Glasgow city council and a former deputy shop steward at the Bell Street depot, was sacked on Friday of last week and given notice for 3 September—as Glasgow street cleansing workers were preparing to strike.

Edinburgh bin workers defy union busters

04 August 2009
Edinburgh council attempted to use contract labour to break a crucial industrial dispute by refuse workers. But it failed.

Edinburgh Festival preview: from Hell to Gaza

28 July 2009
Capitalism isn’t too fond of the arts. Of course, it loves Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and blockbuster movies which put "bums on seats" and fill the tills with cash.

Edinburgh council brings in private firm to break refuse strike

28 July 2009
Edinburgh council has drafted in a private refuse collecting firm to try to break a dispute with its workers over a single status pay deal.

Refuse workers fight pay cut

21 July 2009
Refuse collectors in Edinburgh are angry about proposals to scrap bonuses for attendance and productivity and have been working to rule since 25 June.

Action strikes a blow to Royal Mail

23 June 2009
Striking postal workers in London and Edinburgh hit back last week at bullying Royal Mail managers and their attempts to undermine the CWU union by ramming through "cost saving" measures.

Striking London postal workers defy bosses

19 June 2009
Striking postal workers in London and Edinburgh have delivered a blow to bullying Royal Mail managers and their attempts to undermine the union by ramming through “cost saving” measures.

Edinburgh students protest against cuts

26 May 2009
Students at Edinburgh University are campaigning against huge cuts to the modern languages department. The cuts could see up to £400,000 taken of the departments’ budget over the next two years. This would mean increased class sizes, the removal of certain languages from the syllabus and staff being laid off.

Scottish Parliament lobbied over housing

17 February 2009
Some 100 trade unionists and tenants lobbied the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh over housing on Thursday of last week.

Glasgow and Edinburgh show their solidarity with Gaza

29 December 2008
Over 500 people attended a vigil in Glasgow yesterday as part of a 24-hour response to the Israeli bombardment of Gaza coordinated by a range of groups.

Saving art ‘for the nation’: The art of robbery

09 December 2008
If you have visited the National Galleries in London or Edinburgh recently you will probably have noticed the huge "Campaign for the Titians".


16 September 2008
This new play from South Africa was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Richard Hamilton’s Protest Pictures keep the shame of repression in our minds

16 September 2008
Richard Hamilton’s Protest Pictures exhibition at Inverleith House in Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens contains a body of work spanning over four decades.

Edinburgh plans council housing

05 August 2008
Edinburgh council has announced proposals to build 1,100 new council homes in the city. This represents a major breakthrough for the future of council housing in Scotland.

Edinburgh Festival: Palestine and Poland to offer highlights

22 July 2008
With each passing year the Edinburgh Festival, or, more particularly, the huge Festival Fringe, appears to become increasingly commercial and dominated by stand-up comedians and rubbish cabaret shows.

Impressionist masterpieces come to Edinburgh

16 July 2008
Edgar Degas’s 1873 painting In A Cafe: Absinthe is just one of over 100 impressionist masterpieces on show from this Saturday at the National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh.

Human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar cleared of contempt

01 July 2008
There was cheering on the steps of Edinburgh’s high court on Tuesday morning as supporters heard that civil rights lawyer Aamer Anwar had been found not guilty of contempt of court.

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