Archive for April 2019

World Leading Period Poverty Legislation Lodged In The Scottish Parliament

Monica has lodged world leading legislation at the Scottish Parliament, bidding to ensure free universal access to period products. The aim of the member’s bill is to create a universal system of free access to period products for all – making Scotland a world-leader – and it will give statutory underpinning to the requirement for…

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Supporting Proposals For Free Wheelchairs On NHS

Monica has given her support to a proposal by MSP Jackie Baillie to introduce new legislation, which would see wheelchairs supplied to people who have a temporary need for one. There is no duty on the NHS, or any other public body, to provide short-term wheelchairs to anyone with a mobility problem that is expected…

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Hospital Workers To Lose Out On Wages

Workers at Hairmyres Hospital are set to lose out on a week’s wages. A new payroll system is set to be rolled-out at the hospital in May, but the plans by the contractor ISS are set to include delaying paying workers’ their wages for one-week on the first payment. Staff are currently paid in arrears on…

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