No guarantee of extended furlough for devolved nations

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has failed to confirm whether furlough support will be available to Scottish employers after England’s lockdown...

Scottish districts top ranking for women to work and live

14 Sep 2017

Two Scottish local authorities have emerged as the best places for women to live and work in, according to a...

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Scottish Government pledges to scrap employment tribunal fees

2 Sep 2015

The Scottish Government has announced plans to scrap employment tribunal fees under powers set to be transferred from Westminster.

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Scottish referendum: what would a “yes” vote mean for employment law in Scotland?

10 Sep 2014

With not long to go until the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September, attention remains focused on currency, economics and...

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Scottish regions top Britain’s worst employment blackspots

16 May 2011

The Scottish industrial heartlands of West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire have overtaken inner London boroughs to become the worst place...

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Scottish hospital to use robots for day-to-day tasks

18 Jun 2010

A new Scottish hospital is to be the first in the UK to use robots for day-to-day tasks. Forth Valley...

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Scottish workers spend over a year of lifetime in meetings

5 Jan 2010

New research has shown that Scottish business people spend an average of a year and a half of their working...

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Scottish council pay vote could see 6,000 staff sacked then rehired under new terms

31 Jul 2009

Today (Friday) is the deadline for a Scottish council pay vote, which could see about 6,000 staff being sacked and...

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Scottish council workers in 24-hour strike over 2.5% pay offer

20 Aug 2008

Tens of thousands of council workers are on strike in Scotland today (20 August) in a row over pay.Members of...

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Scottish Parliament leader calls for RMT union to negotiate with Network Rail over 35-hour week

9 Mar 2007

The first minister for Scotland Jack McConnell has called on the RMT transport workers union to stop its “unnecessary and...

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Scottish Parliament backs Bill to enforce Christmas and New Year breaks for retail workers

8 Mar 2007

Thousands of retail workers are celebrating after the Scottish Parliament backed a Bill to ban large stores opening their doors...

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Scottish firms deny accepting grants as ‘bribes’ to prevent offshoring of jobs

20 Feb 2007

Employers in Scotland have hit back at claims that they were bribed not to send jobs overseas after an investigation...

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Scottish smoking ban cuts bar workers’ exposure to second-hand smoke by 86%

7 Feb 2007

Bar staff in Scotland are now exposed to 86% less smoke following the introduction of the smoking ban in March 2005,...

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Scottish Labour Party backs bid for Christmas and New Year closure of big retail outlets in Scotland

30 Nov 2006

Retail union Usdaw has welcomed support from the Scottish Labour Party for a Bill sponsored by MSP Karen Whitefield that...

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Scottish employers face staff shortages following migration restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians

30 Oct 2006

The limit on the number of Bulgarian and Romanian migrants allowed to work in the UK will have a damaging...

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