Demonstrations supporting workers rights and events marking the anniversary of leaving the EU were held across Scotland
Freeports are able to attract outside investment by offering lucrative deals which other areas cannot do. It means the Freeports have a significant weakening effect on areas not within their sphere. Around the world Freeports are known for being tax havens, for laundering money and for ignoring workers rights.
There was a time when shop workers and traders had to campaign for a reduction in opening times.
“For too long retail workers have been expected to put up with violence and abuse. That many see it as part of the job is completely unacceptable. My Bill will give retail workers the protection they deserve.” Daniel Johnson MSP
The STUC is an independent organisation , established in 1897, and today represents about 540,000 workers through their 37 affiliated unions and 20 trades union councils.
“I was delighted to receive the support of my committee colleagues for this vital change”
“Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely. “
Many people in Orkney who are on zero hours contracts don’t know it. They are unaware of their rights and who to go to if they have a problem