05 June 2007
The Unite union called off a strike involving Tesco distribution drivers in Livingston, near Edinburgh, set for Tuesday of this week.
29 May 2007
A three day strike by over 100 Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston, near Edinburgh, rocked the multinational last week.
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.
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.
03 May 2007
Tesco distribution drivers at Livingston near Edinburgh have voted in overwhelming numbers to take industrial action, including strike action.
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.
31 March 2007
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.
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.
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.
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.
09 December 2006
On Monday evening top bankers, bosses and politicians will be sipping champagne at a reception to celebrate the plush refurbishment of the Edinburgh head office of Halifax Bank Of Scotland (HBOS).
07 October 2006
Children of MenDirected by Alfonso CuaronIn cinemas now
Don’t let the fact that this film is based on a book by the Tory novelist PD James put you off going to see it. I found it incredibly moving.
02 September 2006
Black Watch was the play that took the Edinburgh festival by storm.
19 August 2006
Around 7,000 protesters took to the streets of Edinburgh last Saturday to show their anger at the Israeli assault on Lebanon.
12 August 2006
There was a festival of resistance alongside the arts festival in Edinburgh as 7,000 people marched through the city against Israel's attack on Lebanon. Marchers of all ages and religions waved placards and flags, accompanied by a range of trade union banners. Children's shoes were left outside the US consulate on Regent Terrace to commemorate the high proportion of children killed by Israeli bombing.
05 August 2006
The Edinburgh Festival presents so many shows that choosing what to see can be like trying to find a a in a haystack. Nevertheless, some shows come with such a strong track record, or are just so intriguing, that they jump out of the programme.
15 July 2006
The season of Edinburgh festivals kicks off with the art festival. The galleries in the cities have organised an impressive selection of work including painting, sculpture and visual media.
01 July 2006
Some 25 people protested outside Birmingham airport last Saturday as part of a national day of protests against the use of British airports for extraordinary rendition flights, where people kidnapped by the CIA are flown to Guantanamo and other illegal detention facilities. Protests also took place in London and in Edinburgh, where former British ambassador Craig Murray was among the 30 protesters.
27 May 2006
Alan McCombes, the Scottish Socialist Party’s policy coordinator, was jailed today for refusing to hand confidential documents to the court of session in Edinburgh. The judge jailed McCombes until 6 June to reconsider his position, saying that the court’s instructions should take precendence over his loyalty to the SSP. She also granted a warrant to search any neccessary properties to find the documents. It is regrettable that this has been allowed to happen in a crucial year for the SSP who are atttempting to rebuild support in the run up to the Scottish elections in 2007. The court is seeking the documents in relation to Tommy Sheridan’s ongoing libel action against the News of the Worl
11 February 2006
Tenants, trade unionists and councillors from around the country were set to attend a mass lobby of parliament on Wednesday of this week to protest against the government’s policy of handing council homes to private companies.