Edinburgh bin strike - your views online
Thursday’s bin strike in Edinburgh will go ahead after union members rejected a “derisory” pay offer from council leaders.
Not surprised, no one has had an actual pay rise in 12 years since the credit crunch/recession in 2010.
If you don’t support these strikes (railway, post office etc as well) you’re part of the problem!
Years of underfunded Scottish Councils has come to this. Take the rubbish and dump it at the Scottish Parliament, let them clear up the mess they have created.
Whatever you do for a living you should also go on strike. Inflation is 8-9 per cent (officially), why should anyone work and make less money?
These people have to strike to get a decent wage.
But, be honest, without any strikes the streets are the same.
Billy M Mclauchlan
See how they say they don’t know what else to cut, well how about MPs’ salaries – they go up all the time, what about cutting them for a change?
When did they go back to work? I was under the impression that they’ve been on strike for the last few years anyway!
The whole city is a bin anyway, rubbish and weeds everywhere.
Stop paying council tax, Edinburgh is becoming a ghetto.
its not like we will notice much difference.
What have been your Fringe highlights so far?
Staying at home to avoid festival crowds and to recover after the heatwave. Highlight is when it’s all over so I can actually get into town in my own homeland without getting constantly bumped into - sorry, but true story.
Escaping the crowded to busted city at every opportunity. Currently in Glasgow (stayed overnight) for some culture.
Simple Minds live in Princes Street Gardens – both nights were outstanding.
Due to the current energy, fuel and rise of food prices I haven’t been to see anything. Priorities are food, paying bills and school uniforms, so no money left over for festival shows unfortunately. I do plan a walk around the town with a picnic but it kind of makes me feel low as I know I can’t afford to see anything or buy drinks/food. On a more positive note, a trip to the art galleries/museum/botanics is always good and my garden is looking great as spent most of the summer hols in it!
My fringe is at the back of my heid rather than the front.
David Elise Dixon
The Trucking Harpist at Whistle Binkies. Easily the most unique and funny show in The Fringe.
a Gaelic film this coming Saturday at the Filmhouse.
The puffling which turned up at the Texas concert at Fringe by the Sea
Finding the Omniverse at the Omni Centre free fringe venue and the bars are awesome!
It was gonna be Jerry Sadowitz
Being in a cabaret/burlesque performance last Friday. Haven't actually seen anything though.
There’s Something About Mary at The Beehive. Outstanding show.
Fighting through people to try to get on a bus!
Sighthill man threatened by masked teen on motor-bike calls for crackdown on 'dangerous' driving
This has been an issue for years in West Edinburgh. Police Scotland say they are doing lots to get them off the road. However, they won’t chase them as it’s “too dangerous”. You can hear them out all evening and night, tearing about the streets and parks.
Sadly a very common occurrence in the west of Edinburgh
Witnessed one the other night in Gorgie. He had a balaclava on and actually kicked a guy’s car. When the driver got out he took off.
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