FFS explains: Scotland’s Christmas and New Year strikes
With further action planned over the Christmas and New Year period, Ferret Fact Service explains the upcoming strikes and when they are scheduled to take place.
Number of Scots facing benefit sanctions doubles over three years
The number of people who have had their benefits sanctioned in Scotland has doubled over the last three years.
Gender pay gap rises at Scottish National Investment Bank
The gender pay gap at the Scottish National Investment Bank has increased by almost a quarter in the 20 months since it was established, according to a new report.
Edinburgh Fringe faces criticism for lack of disabled access
Much of The Edinburgh Fringe programme remains inaccessible to disabled audiences, prompting criticism from campaigners and advocates as the 2022 festival gets underway.
Director of care home paid £2.27m
A director of a care home firm in Scotland — which is owned in a tax haven and pays some of its staff just over minimum wage — was paid £2.27m in 2020.
Nurses assaulted amid staff crisis at St John’s Hospital, Livingston
Staff at a West Lothian hospital have been assaulted and inexperienced nurses have been left struggling to run wards amidst a staffing crisis, it has been claimed.
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.
Migrant workers on Scots fishing boats exploited and abused
Migrant workers on UK fishing boats landing at Scottish ports claim to have suffered physical and racial abuse, with some claiming they were forced to work 20 hour shifts while earning just £3.51 an hour.
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.