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Westminster has been urged to devolve powers over employment law to Scotland, so it can require bosses to give abuse victims time off if they leave their partner. SNP activists at the party’s annual conference in Glasgow passed a motion saying the UK Government should either consider introducing such a…
Two people accused of murdering a woman in their care more than 18 years ago were not fit enough to look after her, a court has been told. Jean McSherry had been engaged to marry the father of Margaret Fleming before he died from cancer in October 1995. The witness…
More than 75,000 carers have received extra cash after the Scottish Government increased their benefit payment. Holyrood ministers are upping the amount given out in the Carer’s Allowance by 13%. While the increase is the equivalent of an extra £8.50 a week for recipients, people will get two lump sum…
Thousands of Glasgow City Council workers will stage a two-day strike later this month in a row over equal pay claims. More than 8,000 members of the GMB and Unison unions are due to walk out for 48 hours from Tuesday October 23. The unions said the strike will affect…
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