TRADE UNIONS AND LGBT+ RIGHTS

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By Sandra Owsnett

“Many of us understood that our rights depended on the ability of wider social forces, and in particular the labour movement, to resist attacks on theirs. We had more in common with the striking miners, in this sense, than whatever differences there might seem to be.”
Clive Bradley, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM)

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Just Transition and Trade Unions

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SANDRA OWSNETT

Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges we face.  A transition away from a high carbon fossil fuel economy is an opportunity for sustainable Scottish jobs.

A recent headline in the Herald stated “Britain’s oil industry could lose a further 45,000 jobs this year, a senior figure in the sector has warned.  Sir Ian Wood said that 150 jobs are being lost on a daily basis and cautioned that the rate of losses this year was comparable to 2015.” Continue reading