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Apprenticeships at Scottish Parliament

November 6, 2014 by


Open Day Friday 21 November An apprenticeship scheme to employ 20 young people in the Scottish Parliament over the next four years has been launched by the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a range of areas including Visitor Services, Events, Security, HR and IT. An Open Day […]

Community Renewal at Millennium Centre

August 19, 2014 by


New Job Club at Muirhouse Millennium starts 27 August Community Renewal will be present at this centre to assist anyone job seeking on Wednesday afternoons from midday to 2pm. The team will have an up to date list of job vacancies, and assist with CVs, covering letters ad offer general advice on job seeking. This […]

Flexible working rights extended to all

June 30, 2014 by


‘Unfortunately the right to request is only the right to ask nicely’ From today (30 June 2014) every employee will have the right to request flexible working, giving a boost to workers and to business. Up until now, the right has only been available for carers or people who look after children but this has now been […]

Thirty thousand respond to Zero Hours Contract consultation

March 17, 2014 by


Zero Hours Contracts: fair deal flexibility or a licence to exploit? The Westminster government received more than 30,000 responses to their consultation on zero hours contracts which closed last week. Business Secretary Vince Cable acknowledged there has been ‘some abuse’ but said the controversial contracts do have a place in today’s labour market, but the […]

Letter: Making it work

November 14, 2013 by


Dear Editor I wrote to NEN in 2010: ‘The struggle of the labour movement, trade unions and others has always been to ease the burden of work and to improve wages and conditions of work. It has been a long struggle, great sacrifices being made but always holding out the hope that, at long last, […]