Sarwar’s firm has no formal recognition with a union
Anas Sarwar has launched his campaign to lead Scottish Labour.
damaging revelations about Anas Sarwar’s business interests suggest he is more interested in making a big profit for himself than advancing the rights of working people.
“You cannot credibly claim to support a real living wage and trade union recognition for workers when you don’t provide it at your own company.”
Earlier, Mr Sarwar stressed his electability over that of his left-wing rival for the leadership, former GMB official Richard Leonard.
Ending his speech with a thinly veiled attack on Mr Leonard and the left, he said: “This contest is a choice between focusing on the past or building a fairer future.
“I am not standing in this contest to be a Labour leader that just talks about creating opportunity, that just talks about ending poverty, that just talks about ending austerity.
“I want to deliver opportunity, fairness and equality as the First Minister of Scotland.”
Mr Leonard, 55, launches his campaign in Glasgow today with a call for “wholesale and radical change”.
He will say: “We need a completely new approach to tackle what appear to be the intractable problems in our housing system, of an inequality that pervades all aspects of Scottish Life.
“Only Labour, with radical leadership in Scotland and Jeremy Corbyn’s principled leadership across the UK, will deliver the real change needed to tackle social and economic problems.” FORMER Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has been named Politician of the Year at a prestigious award ceremony celebrating diversity and the LGBTQI community.
The Lothians MSP also made her first appearance with her partner, SNP MSP Jenny Gulruith, at the annual Icon Awards.
Ms Dugdale only publicly revealed she was gay in April last year, during the Holyrood election campaign.
Last month the 35-year-old announced she was stepping down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
He friend Gordon Aikman, a Labour Party activist who died earlier this year, was given a posthumous award. NICOLA Sturgeon’s devolution anniversary speech didn’t go smoothly. Security sent the media to the wrong side of the building, then angry hacks were barred from the floor and left squinting from a distant balcony. And then there was her text, which read: “Whilst we have challenges in education – which we we determined to address – there have been improvements.” As any fule kno, always spellcheck any menshun of edukashun.