Lecturers Rally

I was pleased to join the EIS FELA rally outside the Scottish Parliament to pay tribute to the extraordinary work college lecturers have done during the pandemic. They have delivered online and on-campus support but face yet another real terms pay cut. The Scottish Government must intervene to ensure they get the pay rise they […]

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Student Housing

I was proud to join students, activists and colleagues on the NUS Housing Rally at the Scottish Parliament. Student housing is broken, with costs rising just 34% in three years, at a time of rising inflation, increasing food and fuel prices and high energy bills. More than one in 10 students have experienced homelessness. I […]

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Cost of Living

I was proud to join recent demonstrations highlighting the cost of living crisis affecting millions of people and demanding action to protect households who are struggling.  

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Letter to the First Minister

Last week, I asked the First Minister to commit to keeping our ferry services in public ownership. I have since written to her seeking clarity on her answer. I will continue to fight to Keep Calmac Public.

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Arran Ferry Action Group

The Scottish Government still refuses to recognise Arran Ferry Action Group, supported by over 1,000 islanders, as an official stakeholder. Here is my full correspondence with Transport Minister Graeme Dey about the issue:

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National Care Service

I have written to the Scottish Government to express my concern at recent contracts awarded to multi-national consultancy companies for the National Care Service. The new system must be a universal service run in the public sector.

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Wild Salmon Protection Zones

It is shocking that in nearly 60 % of salmon rivers across Scotland, salmon populations are in poor conservation status. SEPA – Scotland’s environmental watchdog – has launched a consultation on proposed wild salmon protection zones and a sea lice exposure threshold that applies in these zones. Sea lice from marine finfish farms can pose a […]

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