Free school meals: penny keeps dropping after 17 years

by Roz Paterson Seventy-five years ago, Finland decided to start feeding its children, irrespective of background, family situation or socio-economic status. In other words, this beleaguered nation, at the time being hammered by Stalin, chose to invest in its upcoming generation, through providing free, nutritious meals for all, to support their learning, well-being and development. […]

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A functioning democracy needs a Real Free Press

by Ken Ferguson The media is in crisis, both globally and locally. Around the world we have seen the collapse of numbers working as professional journalists. Politics, business and institutions are as a result at historically low levels of public oversight; corruption and plutocracy go unreported. In Scotland, this is compounded by a clear disconnect […]

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Advancing Social Security Workshop

Last Saturday, Dundee SSP held a day school workshop – with Colin Turbett, an SSP social security expert with decades of experience in social work. On welcome to the branch, Mr Turbett said: “The limitations of the Scottish Government’s devolved social security reforms were shown earlier this month when the Tories benefit cap came into operation. […]

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