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Edinburgh schools campaign forces SNP retreat

04 September 2007
A vigorous campaign by parents and pupils has put a stop to Edinburgh city council's proposal to close one in six schools.

Edinburgh school students shout it out against army recruitment

04 September 2007
School students from across Scotland are stepping up their campaign to end army recruitment in schools.

Edinburgh school closures will hit the quality of education

28 August 2007
In their first week back after the summer holidays, 22 Edinburgh schools were faced with the threat of closure. This amounts to one in six schools, and the greatest impact is on some of the poorest parts of the city.

Council paralysed as 7,000 walk out against Edinburgh cuts

28 August 2007
Up to 7,000 council workers in Edinburgh struck for 24 hours on Thursday of last week against the Lib Dem/SNP coalition council’s plans to make up to £10 million of cuts to jobs and vital services.

Ian Rankin's The Naming of the Dead - Murder mystery at Edinburgh's G8 protest

21 August 2007
The penultimate Inspector Rebus crime thriller, The Naming of the Dead, is set in Edinburgh and Gleneagles during the week of protests at the G8 summit in early July 2005, when the enormous Make Poverty History (MPH) march took place.

Edinburgh council strike fights £10m cuts

21 August 2007
Almost 8,000 council workers in the Unison union in Edinburgh are set to strike on Thursday of this week in a clash with the Liberal/SNP coalition council over proposed budget cuts and the threat of compulsory redundancies.

Anti-war school students in Edinburgh pledge to Shout It Out!

21 August 2007
Anti-war school students in Edinburgh are kicking off the new school term with plans for a day long event in the city centre on Saturday 8 September.

Edinburgh Festival: showcases the theatre of poetry

14 August 2007
Year on year the Edinburgh Festival seems to be increasingly dominated by cheap, disposable culture.

Edinburgh parking attendants strike again

03 July 2007
More than 80 low paid parking attendants working for NCP in Edinburgh struck on Friday and Saturday of last week. Their action follows a successful one-day strike earlier in the month.

Edinburgh parking attendants vote for strike

05 June 2007
Parking attendants working for NCP in Edinburgh have voted overwhelmingly for action over pay.

Tesco Livingston strike called off

05 June 2007
The Unite union called off a strike involving Tesco distribution drivers in Livingston, near Edinburgh, set for Tuesday of this week.

Tesco distribution drivers' strike at Livingston rocks the multinational

29 May 2007
A three day strike by over 100 Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston, near Edinburgh, rocked the multinational last week.

Tesco drivers strike looks inevitable in Scotland

11 May 2007
Strike action by nearly one hundred and fifty Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston near Edinburgh now looks inevitable after the company’s senior managers told the recently merged Unite (T&G and Amicus) union that they intend to derecognise the union.

Bus drivers say no to veil ban

08 May 2007
Members of the T&G union at Lothian Buses in Edinburgh have spoken out against a new rule instructing them to ask women wearing a veil to show their faces if they are using a bus pass.

Tesco drivers 96 percent vote for strike

03 May 2007
Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston near Edinburgh have voted in overwhelming numbers to take industrial action, including strike action.

Black Watch | Fallujah

10 April 2007
Black WatchWritten by Gregory Burke, Directed by John Tiffanynow touring This play about British soldiers from the Black Watch regiment posted to the south of Iraq was a huge critical hit at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Postal workers stand up to bullying bosses

31 March 2007
Edinburgh Up to 500 postal workers walked out on unofficial strike at Edinburgh’s mail centre last weekend in a dispute over new working practices and management bullying.

Anger at plans to close Edinburgh's Meadowbank Stadium

24 March 2007
Over 600 angry local people and athletes attended a recent public meeting inside the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh to voice their anger at the politicians that are supposed to represent them.

Farepak victims take on the fat cats at Christmas

16 December 2006
A furious protest by victims of the Farepak collapse took place on Monday of this week outside the Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) head office in Edinburgh as a champagne reception took place.

Cleaners mop up at Lancaster

16 December 2006
Lancaster Office Cleaning Company has caved in to a campaign by cleaners and their supporters in London and Edinburgh demanding union recognition and a living wage.

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