I was proud to contribute in the debate on striking university staff. The Scottish Government cannot wash its hands of conditions in a sector it contributes over £1 billion a year to. Staff pay in the sector has fallen dramatically over the past decade and too many workers are on precarious fixed term contracts. I […]
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 […]
My motion on keeping CalMac in the public sector was selected for debate following cross-party support. Leading the debate, I laid out in my speech why the Scottish Government’s long term failure to invest in new fleet for Calmac is responsible for the ongoing crisis rather than the public ownership model. I am fighting […]
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 […]
I have written to the UK Transport Secretary to make clear that P&O’s licences must be stripped on all routes.
Reports a new crew will work seven-day weeks on poverty pay on P&O’s Cairnryan-Larne route are worrying. I have urged the Scottish Government to meet with the UK safety regulator, and I argued trade unions must be invited to those discussions.
I have submitted a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling on the Scottish Government to act on the scourge of precarious contracts in higher and further education.
I have written to the First Minister to outline my concerns about the plan to establish two freeports in Scotland.
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.
I asked the First Minister to rule out privatisation of our lifeline ferries.