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Love Leith: The festive edition from The Shore

Paul and Kevin the Environmental Wardens are still handing out rewards to people who do the right thing with their litter and dog poo. 

Edinburgh TUC Anti-Cuts Newsletter – December 2012

 

The latest issue of Edinburgh Trade Union Council’s monthly anti-cuts newsletter contains;

  • Owen Jones speaks out against cuts at Edinburgh conference
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission gives victory for disability campaigners
  • Report from Edinburgh East Save Our Services
  • A fair deal for Personal Assistants

Click here to read the newsletter.

Anti-workfare protest at Superdrug and British Heart Foundation stores in Leith

Protestors blockaded and occupied both British Heart Foundation and Superdrug in Edinburgh on Saturday 8 December, in opposition to their participation in the government’s workfare schemes.

Anti-Workfare Pickets Glasgow Report

On Saturday 8th December as part of the Boycott Workfare Week Of Action a couple of dozen people from Clydeside Industrial Workers Of The World, the Crutch Collective, Glasgow Anarchist Federation, Glasgow Solidarity Federation, the Right To Work Campaign and other individuals leafleted a branch of Superdrug in one of the city centre's busiest streets.

Santa's been arrested!

After an amazing nine hours blocking the entrance to the UKBA reporting centre in Glasgow, UKBA officials and police have this afternoon, detained an elderly gentleman from the North Pole. Rumours that they plan to deport him have not yet been confirmed.

Santa stops dawn raid by immigration officials!



Early this morning, Santa Claus, with the help of some of his elves, erected an 18 foot tall tripod outside the main entrance of the UKBA offices in Glasgow to prevent immigration officials carrying out controversial dawn raids on the families of asylum seekers.

Anti workfare protestors blockade and occupy Superdrug and British Heart Foundation

Protestors blockaded and occupied both British Heart Foundation and Superdrug in Edinburgh today Saturday 8 December, in opposition to their participation in the government's workfare schemes.

Leith Kirkgate shops focus of workfare protest

Around 40 local supporters of the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty targetted Leith Kirkgate shops as part of national week of action against government work experience schemes.

Critics say the work experience schemes are unfair because people claiming some benefits who take part in the workplacements - which can be up to six months long - must work for free with no guarantee that there will be a job at the end of it.

The Energy Bill: Will It Bring An End To Opencast Mining?

 

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Success for anti-cuts groups with Council promise to end ‘back door privatisation’

Protests from community anti-cuts groups that Edinburgh Council are privatising cleansing services “through the back door” have led to Councillor Lesley Hinds, on behalf of the governing Labour-SNP coalition, declaring that in future “agency staff will not be used in the cleansing area except in emergency use” and that “I wish to see permanent staff employed in cleansing”.