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Scottish college lecturers strike—and teachers set for strike ballot

Scottish college lecturers strike—and teachers set for strike ballot College workers across Scotland held their third one-day strike over pay on Wednesday.

Scottish FE lecturers in second pay strike

Scottish FE lecturers in second pay strike College lecturers across Scotland struck on Tuesday, the second day of their action over pay.

Problems were built into the Glasgow hospital named ‘Death Star’

Problems were built into the Glasgow hospital named ‘Death Star’ A death at a Glasgow hospital has shone a light on a scandal-hit institution, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Unions declare victory in Glasgow equal pay fight

Unions declare victory in Glasgow equal pay fight Trade unions are claiming victory in the equal pay fight negotiations at Glasgow City Council.

Determined Scottish lecturers strike over pay

Determined Scottish lecturers strike over pay Thousands of college lecturers struck across Scotland on Wednesday in a battle over pay. 

EIS union members plan college strike in Scotland over pay

EIS union members plan college strike in Scotland over pay Further education lecturers across Scotland were set to strike on Wednesday this week over pay.

Fire authorities plan bonfire of services

30 December 2018
A fire station in Scotland was so short-staffed in December that it was forced to close.

Scottish further education lecturers plan strikes in January

24 December 2018
In a ballot EIS union members voted 90 percent yes to strikes, and are set for escalating action

Turn the feeling over teachers’ pay in Scotland into hard-hitting action

04 December 2018
The result of last month’s EIS Scottish teachers’ union ballot was a 98 percent rejection of the pay offer on a 74 percent turnout.

Anti-racists take on far right Steve Bannon in Edinburgh and Oxford

14 November 2018
Anti-racists are taking on far right ideologue Steve Bannon’s attempts to whip up racism in Britain.

Overwhelming votes say no to 3 percent pay deals

13 November 2018
A battle over local government pay in Scotland could be looming after more workers rejected their latest pay offer.

Car industry bosses lay off hundreds to protect profits

10 November 2018
Commentators, business and union leaders, say that Brexit is to blame for car factory closures. It’s really down to firms’ fear that overproduction will hit profits, argues Sarah Bates

Shock and anger at Michelin factory closure

08 November 2018
Tyre-maker Michelin's threat to 850 jobs has to be met by action from the unions. 

The workers who sabotaged Pinochet’s murder machine

30 October 2018
A new film tells how engineers in East Kilbride refused to work on the Chilean regime’s jet engines. Dave Sherry spoke to one of those workers, John Keenan

Monster march in Glasgow to demand more pay for teachers shows the mood to fight

27 October 2018
Around 30,000 teachers and their supporters marched through Glasgow on Saturday in a massively powerful display of their determination to win a 10 percent pay rise.

The women that make Glasgow are striking back

26 October 2018
Working class women make Glasgow. That’s the message last week’s stunning 48-hour strike sent out as Glasgow City Council (GCC) services ground to a halt.

Solidarity and sympathy strikes as workers refuse to cross Glasgow pay picket lines

24 October 2018
A fight for equal pay is sparking a strike wave across Glasgow City Council (GCC).

Teachers in Scotland need a 10 percent pay rise now

23 October 2018
Teachers in Scotland are set to take a step forwards in their battle for pay and decent education on Saturday.

Women strike for equal pay in Glasgow - and show the power of workers

23 October 2018
Thousands of striking women flooded Glasgow city centre this week demanding that bullying bosses pay up now.

Support the Glasgow strike for equal pay

16 October 2018
A key battle in the fight for women’s equality is about to take place in Glasgow. Workers across council services and schools are getting ready for a two-day walkout, reports Sarah Bates

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