It has been ruled today by the court that the proposed nil-cap on strip clubs in Edinburgh is unlawful.
The campaign supporting the workers was led by United Sex Workers and after months of uncertainty has yielded good news.
The Council’s nil-cap decision, if upheld, would have resulted in the closure of all strip clubs in the city. This would have meant many workers losing their livelihoods or having to move away from their homes and families to find work elsewhere.
This also has an impact around the country where other councils were considering, or may have considered, similar action – not only affecting strip clubs but any venue which hosts adult-based events.
The win led by the union is a win for the industry.