Allan Crosbie, national executive member of the EIS teaching union, says he wants to feel like a teacher, not an SQA clerk – the response of educational authorities to Covid-19 has so far been a massive wasted opportunity. I’ve been an English teacher for 26 years and a PT for half of that time. Too […]

Would it be so bad to trust teachers during Covid-19?



Carlos Rodriguez Expósito of the Taxi Project 2.0 in Spain says the unity and strength to resist ‘Uberisation’ was developed over many years of organising and struggle. Now, taxi drivers are expanding their range of tactics. FOR a few years now, the taxi industry’s struggle against platform capitalism, the so-called ‘Uberisation’ of the economy (or rather, […]

How workers can win – a Taxi lesson


In the latest instalment of his series of essays on Scottish independence in the age of Coronavirus, Jonathon Shafi argues that anti-racism was and remains central to the politics of the indy movement, but must be re-invigorated for the new challenges upon us. I was reading recently about the ways in which Coronavirus impacts black […]

Jonathon Shafi: The indy movement and anti-racism in the Covid-19 era


Hillary Sillitto, Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering, says there are lessons to learn from the civil aviation industry in how Scotland should approach a post Covid-19 review of decision-making. After reading Source Direct this morning, I want to make a very important point about the retrospective analysis of the decision making process […]

We need a no-blame approach to a Scottish Covid-19 review