I was proud to speak in this debate. The implementation of Brexit without a plan of what it would mean for devolution was shameful. The Scottish Government must now work to ensure workers’ rights, environmental protections and key standards are protected and built on post-Brexit.
I was proud to lead a debate on my motion in support of striking higher education workers in the Scottish Parliament chamber. I argued that real terms pay cuts, casualised contracts and job insecurity for workers in the sector have to stop and the Scottish Government does have a role in supporting the sector.
I am looking forward to holding a surgery in Arran at noon on Monday 28 November. If you need help or advice with any issue or concern, please do drop-in.
I am looking forward to holding a surgery in Largs at 10am on Saturday 12 November. If you need help or advice with any issue or concern, please do drop-in.
Underinvestment in Scotland’s colleges is starting to have worrying implications. I have written to the Cabinet Secretary setting out why an emergency rescue package is now urgently needed.
Support staff at universities across Scotland have had a woefully sub-inflationary pay rise imposed upon them. The Scottish Government should urge universities and the Universities and Colleges Employers Association to get back around the table. These workers are worth more. I’ve submitted the following motion: Motion ref. S6M-06216 Higher Education Workers’ Dispute Submitted by: Katy […]
Data I obtained from ScotRail shows just a third of all rail stations in West Scotland are fully accessible for those with disabilities or mobility restraints. One in ten have no step-free access to any platform whatsoever. This is unacceptably poor and undermines attempts to make our public transport fit for the 21st century. I […]
I was proud to join striking postal workers on the picket line and later join thousands of workers on the @ScottishTUC march and rally. Workers are clear that both the Scottish Government and the UK Government have responsibility to do all they can to protect households and fund real terms pay rises.
Many workers report Dickensian conditions at Amazon warehouses, an issue I have raised with the Scottish Government repeatedly. Now, they’re being offered a pay rise of just 35p and refusing to negotiate with workers and their trade unions. Despite this, the Scottish Government pays the firm millions. I’ve written to the First Minister to demand […]
Council workers are on the frontline serving communities amidst the worst cost of living crisis in generations. he pay offer on the table is an insult at a time of record inflation. The Scottish Government and COSLA must work to provide a fair inflation-proofed pay rise. I have written to Deputy First Minister John Swinney […]