EDINBURGH COLLEGE STRIKE – AN EXCEPTION THAT COULD BE THE RULE!

The recent strike of further education lecturers at Edinburgh College has been described as ‘a classic example of how to conduct a strike’ by the EIS Executive. The bare outlines of what happened make impressive reading.
After three years of no pay rises, lecturers were offered a small pay rise with draconian conditions in tow. Management’s key aim was abolition of a fundamental condition for any teacher – the weekly
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ANTI WORKFARE ACTION Sat 5th

If you exploit us we will shut you down                                                                           Shut down workfare exploiter Salvation Army.
11am onwards Saturday 5th April, continuing over lunchtime
At Salvation Army shop, 36 Earl Grey Street (continuation Lothian Rd, by Tollcross)  EH3 9BN.
Part of the week of action – 29 March – 6 April – against workfare called by Boycott Workfare
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=3353

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Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Alliance Meeting

6.30pm Thursday 27th March 2014 at Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace

Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Alliance (EACA) seeks to bring Edinburgh’s local anti-cuts groups together with trade unions, service-users’ groups and individuals to organise on a City-wide basis against public sector cuts, privatisation and welfare reform.We are not affiliated to any political party and our meetings are open to all.To get in touch or sign up to get regular e-mail updates contact us at info-etuc@btconnect.com

Workfare exploiters Salvation Army targeted by Edinburgh protest

Anti workfare campaigners swooped on four Salvation Army shops in Edinburgh on 3rd March, blockading them all and turning away customers and a delivery lorry.  Salvation Army managers were visibly rattled as a giant banner proclaiming IF YOU EXPLOIT US WE WILL SHUT YOU DOWN blocked the entrance to their shops.

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Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Alliance Meeting

6.30pm Thursday 16th January 2014                                                                                            Augustine Church, George IV Bridge                                                                                                The second meeting of the newly reformed EACA will be looking at building a demonstation against cuts to the City of Edinburgh Council’s budget and services.
All welcome.
To join EACA’s new e-mail list visit http://lists.noflag.org.uk/listinfo/edinanticuts and subscribe.

Meeting to plan protest at the Edinburgh Tory Conference

11am Saturday 11th Jan 2014                Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.                                                            In March the Scottish Conservative Party will hold their annual conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. We need to ensure this event doesn’t pass without a clear message being sent from the people of Edinburgh about what we think of their attacks on workers, disabled people and the unemployed.                                            This meeting is open to all who wish to plan a protest against the March conference.      Hope to see you there!

Anti workfare demonstrators blockade Salvation Army shop in Edinburgh

Demonstrators opposing workfare and sanctions blockaded a large Salvation Army charity shop in central Edinburgh on 7th December.  The approximately 40 protestors included some unemployed people who had themselves been press-ganged to work for nothing in Salvation Army charity shops.

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Edinburgh East Save Our Services Meeting

6.30pm Tuesday 5th November 2013                                                                              Northfield Community Centre, Northfield Road EH8 7PP. Meeting for those living in the East of the City to organise against public sector cuts, privatisation and welfare reform. Tonight we will be planning the public meeting on the Council budget for 2014/15. Everyone is welcome to join us.

No Bedroom Tax! Protest at Edinburgh Council

Anti-Bedroom Tax Protest and Delegation to City of Edinburgh Council

9.15am Tuesday 1st October 2013

City Chambers, High St

Meeting of Corporate Policy and Strategy committee starts 10am. Come with placards and banners to make your feelings known. A delegation from the Lothian Federation of anti bedroom tax groups will speak at the meeting and emphasise the hardship caused by the tax. Continue reading