Scotland's Employability Minister has urged his UK counterpart to meet with those who use Jobcentres threatened with closure before any decision on their future is made.
Union Urges City Link Investigation
A union has called for a full investigation into the collapse of delivery firm City Link as hundreds more workers lost their jobs.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said the remaining 300 City Link staff are to be sacked from today.
Almost 2,400 jobs were lost when the company went out of business over Christmas, while a last-ditch bid to save the firm failed.
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RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "Today the remaining 300 City Link staff who escaped the sack on New Year's Eve will be told that they are out of a job as the tide of human misery unleashed by the collapse of the company over Christmas continues to swell.
"With the administrators now conducting a fire sale of the City Link assets, it is simply outrageous that the bandit capitalists who drove the company over the cliff have ring-fenced their investment as secured loans and will get first call on any cash raised while our members will be forced to wait months and can only expect a pittance.
"The fight for justice for the City Link workforce goes on and RMT continues to press for a full and forensic investigation into events leading to the collapse of the company.''
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been told to boost spending on key areas such as education, mental health and the police by about £400 million if he wants the Liberal Democrats to back his Budget.
Lloyds Banking Group has been named the top employer in Scotland for promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity.
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