Lecturers back industrial action

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have backed industrial action over their pension scheme. There will be talks today between employer’s representatives and the union to try and prevent any action from going ahead. UCU Scotland official Mary Senior said they would go into the talks “hopeful that we can resolve the current… Continue reading Lecturers back industrial action

New tunes

Got a little bit excited about some new tunes by The Charalatans and Treacherous Orchestra. They are really different bands but both are great. The Charlatans have announced they will release their first album since the death of founder member and drummer Jon Brookes. They’ve had a series of drummers on Modern Nature including former… Continue reading New tunes

The case of the missing powers

It’s been two weeks since Scotland rejected independence by 45% to 55%. Many people who voted no did so because in the final weeks leading up to the referendum Miliband, Cameron and Clegg came charging up to Scotland in a panic to promise us more powers. We then had Gordon Brown enter the media fray… Continue reading The case of the missing powers