Councillors not guaranteed maternity leave despite Scottish Government promises
Councillors are working without basic legal protections such as the right to paid maternity and family leave – even though the Scottish Government promised to resolve the issue years ago.
Women councillors faced sexual harassment, abuse and racism
Women who served as councillors across Scotland have faced threats of violence racist abuse, and sexual harassment during their time in office, as new figures reveal that one in three female councillors stepped down at the 2022 election.
Fact check: UK Government claim about employment levels is false
All eyes have been on the UK’s employment levels since Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy in quick succession.
National Union of Students Scotland endorses fossil fuel free careers pledge
The National Union of Students Scotland is officially endorsing an environmental pledge calling for all educational careers services to end relationships with oil, gas and mining recruiters.
Footage shows more than 100 people rescued in Mediterranean Sea
Exclusive footage of a rescue mission which saved the lives of more than 100 people stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.
Thousands of disabled people left in unsuitable housing
Thousands of disabled Scots who applied for a funding grant to adapt their home are stuck in unsuitable housing.
SPA rejects calls for independent COP26 policing inquiry
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has rejected calls for an independent inquiry into policing over the course of COP26.
Edinburgh students first in Scotland to boycott fossil fuel recruitment
Students at Edinburgh University have become the first in Scotland to vote to boycott all oil, gas and mining industry recruiters from campus.
Zero Police Scotland staff investigated for domestic abuse removed from roles since 2018
Sixty-seven police staff have been subject to domestic violence complaints between January 2018 to September 2021.