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SNP MP: TESCO’S FIRE AND REHIRE OF WAREHOUSE WORKERS “A BETRAYAL”

UK GOV URGED TO BACK SNP BILL TO PROTECT WORKERS’ INCOMES SNP MP, Marion Fellows, has called for the UK Government to back the SNP’s Bill to ban fire and rehire as Tesco looks to slash Scottish workers’ wages. Around 290 workers at Tesco’s Livingston distribution centre are being threatened with pay cuts between £4,000 […]

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OVER 50,000 IN NL RISK LOSING INCOMES IF CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT ENDS

MP MARION CALLS FOR EXTENSION OF CORONAVIRUS INCOME SUPPORT SCHEMES AND INTRODUCTION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME Figures from the UK Government have this week revealed that 50,300 people in North Lanarkshire have benefited from schemes to protect employed and self-employed workers’ incomes during the Coronavirus crisis. In North Lanarkshire, 41,800 people have been supported through […]

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UK BUDGET TODAY

Scotland – our people, communities and services – have suffered under a decade of Tory austerity. With today’s budget, it is expected that it will continue. The Scottish Government Budget 2020-21 is still 2.8% (£840 million) lower in real terms compared to 2010-11. The £1.2bn extra next financial year will not reverse the £13.9bn of […]

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VISIT: ROUTES TO WORK

On Friday afternoon I visited Routes to Work’s office in Craigneuk. I had some very productive discussions with staff and saw some of the excellent work they do with my constituents first hand. You can find more details of the work they carry out and how to contact them should you need their assistance on […]

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THIS WEEK: 18-24 JANUARY

Boris Johnson’s Brexit Bill has received Royal Assent. Scotland will now be dragged from the EU against our will on the 31st of January. Our jobs, services and rights will be stripped. Trade will be harder. Workers’ Rights and environmental protections will be put on the Brexit bonfire. And it will be harder for our […]

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SNP CALL FOR “CONCRETE PROPOSALS” TO REDUCE DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT GAP

Today in Parliament, the SNP’s Westminster Disabilities spokesperson, Marion Fellows, called on the UK Government to produce concrete proposals to close the disability employment gap. Speaking at Women and Equalities question time, Mrs Fellows said the Tories’ manifesto commitment to reduce the disability employment gap was “another vague commitment with no target and no detail.” […]

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LOCAL JOBS FAYRE

Both Clare Adamson MSP – Motherwell & Wishaw and I are hosting a Jobs Fayre on 4 October. Increasing employment and improving our local economy is one of my key priorities and I’m confident that with the talents of local people that many will be able to find new opportunities at the Fayre. The event will be […]

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Scottish Unemployment Rate: Lowest of Home Nations

Scottish unemployment rate lowest of home nations as it drops to pre-recession level. More good news for Scotland with unemployment at pre-recession levels and employment increasing. This is more excellent news for Scotland – unemployment is now at pre-recession levels and the level of employment is increasing. This is, in part, due to some of […]