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George Square protesters demand action to oppose the increasing cost of living

27th February 2022

Hundreds of protesters rallied in the city centre to call on the government to “tax the rich”, as the rise in energy costs is expected to hit low-income families the hardest. A large group of demonstrators gathered in the rain at George Square on Saturday 12 February to protest against the cost of living crisis, ...


MacMerry300 workers condemn company’s ‘steady level of bad’ as union members continue to take action

15th January 2022

Following a collective grievance raised by Unite the Union members of MacMerry300 and Abandon Ship Ltd bars across Glasgow and Dundee, The Glasgow Guardian spoke to student-age Glasgow hospitality staff about the unfolding situation. Grievances included lack of adherence to Covid-19 restrictions and procedures, as well as long-term issues involving staff pay. The Glasgow Guardian ...


NUS calls for urgent action on mental health

28th November 2021

The National Union for Students (NUS) Scotland has responded to new mental health research by urging universities to devise an action plan for improving student wellbeing. NUS Scotland has expressed profound concern for student mental health in the UK, following a new research published earlier this month by the Mental Health Foundation. According to the ...


Finance ministers mobilise funding for large-scale climate action

8th November 2021

Monetary pledges have been made at COP26 to help limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. In their day of meetings at COP26 finance ministers and international finance institutions across the globe have made an agreement to make funds available for large-scale climate action in recognition that monetary pledges are critical in order to ...


Glasgow School of Art students file lawsuit against the institution

19th September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to one of the students pushing for legal action. A group of postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are filing a class-action lawsuit against the institution following their “unfair and callous” approach to the Master’s students studies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Harriet, one ...


UCU calls for strike action after staff face pension cuts

19th September 2021

The proposed industrial action could see University of Glasgow lecturers striking in November. The University and College Union (UCU) have called industrial action “inevitable” after Universities UK (UUK) voted to approve plans to cut retirement benefits scheme.  Under the new plans lecturers, on the average pay band,  will see a 35% loss in the guaranteed ...