As furious statements from the trade unions go, the latest from the STUC on the demise of Bifab is right up there. “The Scottish Government trumpets its support for ‘Fair Work’ and ‘workers voice’ at every opportunity, but when it comes to key issues such as the future of hundreds of workers at BiFab they […]
The US election result looks like being a nail-biter, and there is little value in speculating, so we will come back to that in tomorrow morning’s Source Direct. If the pandemic had not intervened, the UN Climate Summit would be just about to get underway in Glasgow. As it is, COP26 has been pushed back […]
With COP26 one year away, why are we letting a serious crisis go to waste?
As damning indictments go, the government-supported, Fife-based BiFab withdrawing its bid to build jackets for the government-licensed NnG wind farm project off the coast of Fife is right up there. If there is a more obvious example of a failing industrial policy, I can’t think of one. Let’s remind ourselves of the back-story. In December […]
The Bifab failure is a fiasco
Vinnie Collins looks at the example of Green Jobs Oshawa in Canada, where a coalition is looking to repurpose a closed General Motors plant into a Green New Deal manufacturing hub, and finds there may be lessons to learn for the case of Alexander Dennis in Falkirk. Scotland and Canada have a lot in common. […]
Vinnie Collins: From Canada to Scotland, we need to bring the fight for decent jobs and climate justice together
“We should put a premium on building a wider independence movement – one that can involve thousands of new campaigners won to the new case for a new world. One which presents solutions to climate change and the social ills of poverty, inequality and unemployment with one hand.”