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Marching for mutuality

Around 200 Standard Life employees marched through the streets of

Edinburgh in support of the company&#39s mutual status last week.

They presented a petition containing 6,000 signatures to Scottish National

Party MSP Margo MacDonald after she called for the matter to be debated in

the Scottish Parliament. The marchers say the signatures had been gathered

in just four days.

The SNP has come out in favour of Standard Life retaining its mutual

status. The Scottish Parliament has no direct authority over the industry

but the SNP considers the debate important with the important role that

Standard Life plays in the local economy.


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