Or see below the merciful other reality of employment in modern Scotland?



 More getting the living wage, 54% fewer in insecure work, more mothers able to return, better conditions, better jobs, more workplace gender equality, more employee-ownership, more educated workers, more apprenticeships, so much better than in Dickensian England – see below for the evidence. You know ‘evidence’, that stuff our Nomedia have little of.

More mothers able to return to work as Scottish Government doubles free early learning and childcare

Scottish care workers to receive Living Wage for ‘sleepover’ hours while English care workers receive only the National Minimum Wage.

Scotland ‘poised to be a world leader’ in workplace gender equality

3 500 additional new-style apprenticeships confirmed for Scotland in 2018 as Scottish Government pushes on to increase youth employment further ahead of rUK

With 1 in 4 living wage employers already in Scotland, the Scottish Government aims to make this a ‘Living Wage Nation’

Are Scotland’s employers also different – more willing to pay a decent wage?

As the number of the employed yet homeless soars in Southern England it is falling and much lower in Scotland

UK Government urged to follow Scotland’s praised lead on employee ownership – another 8% story?

As oil prices soar and exploration increases, employment in Scotland’s oil industry returns to record levels

‘Scotland’s top private firms employed more people, increased salaries and witnessed a rise in profits in 2017.’

Once again, it’s the ‘8% of the UK population but much more of something good’ meme. This time it’s 33% of employee-owned firms in the UK

Is ‘insecure work’ far less common in Scotland and falling under the SNP? Is it as much as 54% more common in England and Wales?

Scotland has more educated workers than England: JRF Excerpt 2

80 000 lowest paid workers in NHS England still on poverty wages as NHS Scotland follows Scottish Government policy to pay a living wage to all public-sector employees

That’s just the more recent stuff.


5 thoughts on “Or see below the merciful other reality of employment in modern Scotland?

  1. Robert Graham October 29, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    Just goes to show why when a country any country is invaded the first thing to fall is the media and communication network of that country , thats why until Scots waken up and get off their bloody knees the English establishment will see control of the media slip through their boney hands only upon their last breath , thats how essential it is to keep a grip on Scotland , everyone could tonight stop paying the licence tax and it wouldnt make a blind bit of difference .

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  2. Ludo Thierry October 29, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    Sorry to go a wee bit Off Topic so quickly – but noticed this (tiny wee piece on a sidebar – derived from the Arts and TV site) when scanning beeb Scotland site and it cheered me up enormously. I have always had a very high regard for Tilda Swinton’s acting in films and TV work and suspected she was a damn fine lady – seems like I was right all along. Snippet and link below. Plain statement – perfectly matter of fact and brooking no nonsense from the interviewer – Well done Tilda:

    Tilda Swinton on why she feels Scottish rather than British

    Tilda Swinton, who stars in the new film drama Suspiria, explains why she feels Scottish but not British.

    “I don’t quite believe the word British,” says the Oscar-winning actress, who is also known for We Need to Talk About Kevin and Doctor Strange.


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    • Donald McGregor October 30, 2018 / 7:36 am

      Good spot – thanks!
      From memory, TS was quiet in the topic back in the day. No reticence there though! A Great lady, able to make a clear form statement in a relaxed and non confrontational manner.
      ‘Britishness is really for an export market’. A politician as well!


    • Brian McGowan October 31, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Yes, I saw that too, or rather my wife did and told me. She knows I “like” Tilda Swinton, ever since I saw her in “Constantine”.
      Great actress (or should that be actor, I’m kind of out of date that way), and has great opinions too, it seems.


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