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Bob - anti-TU billGlasgow MSP stands up for Scotland's trade unions

SNP MSP Bob Doris recently supported STUC lobby of parliament and has voted to oppose the UK Government’s ‘anti-worker’ Trade Union Bill – and raised questions over Labour’s failure to back the devolution of power over industrial relations to Scotland. The UK Government's Trade Union Bill will place significant restrictions on Trade Unions including restricting the time union representatives can spend on Trade Union activities and imposes a series of ballot thresholds which would require up to an 80% yes vote in order for workers to go on strike.

A motion condemning the Trade Union Bill was passed in the Scottish Parliament with support from Labour MSPs, despite the fact that Labour MPs at Westminster voted against an SNP amendment to the Scotland Bill to devolve responsibility for industrial relations and workers’ rights to Scotland – and chose instead to leave them under the control of the Tory government.

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Bob - Movember

Glasgow MSP raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer

SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris and deputy convener of the Health and Sport Committee is participating in 'Movember,' alternately known as 'No-Shave November,' in order to raise awareness for men affected by prostate and testicular cancer, as well as poor mental health and physical inactivity.

In order to raise awareness, men participating start clean-shaven on November 1st, and then do not shave for the entirety of the month, growing out their facial hair.

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SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris has welcomed the Detect Cancer Early programme, which has seen a strong increase in the number of early diagnoses since its establishment.

Latest statistics show that the percentage of patients diagnosed with lung cancer at the earliest stage (stage one) has increased by 24.7 per cent since the launch of the Scottish Government's Detect Cancer Early programme. However, Glasgow continues to be disproportionately affected, with almost 25% more cases of lung cancer per year than the rest of Scotland.

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Mental health of young people a 'key priority' for SNP

The SNP has today highlighted new figures, compiled by the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe), which show that the number of NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services staff (CAMHS) in Scotland has increased by almost half since the SNP came to office.

The number of CAMHS staff in Scotland has increased from 653.7 WTE to 979.5 WTE between 2006 and June 2015 – an increase of 49.8 per cent. Over the same period the number of CAMHS nursing staff has increased by 46.3 per cent – from 279.9 WTE in 2006 to 409.5 WTE in June 2015.

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