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SNP cuts budget backed by Greens

SNP cuts budget backed by Greens The Scottish government was set to pass its budget on Thursday.

Backing the bosses’ EU won’t win Scottish independence

Backing the bosses’ EU won’t win Scottish independence One senior Tory minister last week told Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon to “forget it” when it came to demanding a second independence referendum.

Robert Burns—an auld radical

Robert Burns—an auld radical The ruling class loves to claim the 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns as its own. Yet through Burns’ poetry, Charlie McKinnon uncovers his real, revolutionary legacy

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

Scottish FE workers win pay battle

Scottish FE workers win pay battle College bosses in Scotland have admitted defeat and agreed to pay further education support staff the same flat rate pay rise won by lecturers earlier this year.

Kamikaze council declares war on Glasgow’s workers

Kamikaze council declares war on Glasgow’s workers Labour-controlled Glasgow council is pushing through vicious cuts but workers are fighting back. Raymie Kiernan looks at the politics behind the strikes and Labour’s disgraceful record

Workers demand equal pay for equal work as SNP backtracks on promise

01 November 2016
Further education support workers in Scotland could strike on two days this month if talks with bosses break down over unequal lump sum payments to college workers.

Scottish National Party nervy about another referendum

18 October 2016
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon told the party’s conference last week that there will be a consultation on plans for a second independence referendum.

Radical Independence conference pushes for indyref2 and unity against austerity

04 October 2016
Over 200 people attended the Radical Independence Campaign (Ric) conference in Glasgow last Saturday.

Scottish college workers strike to demand pay rise

27 September 2016
Over 2,500 college support workers in Scotland struck on Tuesday to demand the same lump sum pay rise as lecturers. Unison union members, who struck earlier this month, were joined by GMB union members.

Thousands demand second Scottish independence referendum

20 September 2016
Two separate rallies in Glasgow, joined by around 2,000 people, revived something of the colour of the referendum campaign—and the expectations of what an independent Scotland would bring.

Make independence worth fighting for

13 September 2016
The Scottish National Party’s support for big business and the European Union risks damaging support for "indyref2" rather than boosting it, warns Raymie Kiernan

Dungavel detention centre to close: fight to shut them all

09 September 2016
The government's announcement that Dungavel immigration detention camp in Scotland will close is a victory for protest, and a spur for continuing struggle

College strikers in Scotland want a bigger share and equal treatment

07 September 2016
Some 2,500 support staff across 20 Scottish further education colleges walked out on Tuesday over pay. It was the Unison union’s first Scotland-wide college strike.

Council privatisation brings chaos but SNP and Labour push on anyway

30 August 2016
Labour-run Glasgow City Council is set to privatise its IT services after its joint venture that currently runs the service with outsourcing giant Serco comes to an end.

Can revival of 1973 classic Scottish play help forge new movement?

23 August 2016
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil goes on tour across Scotland this month. The revival of this influential play is timely, writes Dave Gilchrist

School janitors in Glasgow make a clean sweep with a strike

16 August 2016
Glasgow school janitors began a five-day strike on Monday in a long-running dispute over pay with bosses at Cordia, a city council-owned firm.

Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash workers' unions—say no to DOO

02 August 2016
Workers in Scotland, London and the south east of England are stepping up their strikes to resist bosses’ plans to undermine safety on the railways.

10,000 join march for Scottish independence

02 August 2016
A big march took place in Glasgow last Saturday demanding a second referendum on Scottish Independence. Organised by the “All under one banner” group, the turnout of around 10,000 surprised almost everyone.

The named person scheme – protecting Scotland’s children?

01 August 2016
What attitude should socialists take towards a scheme that the Supreme Court says breaches human rights?

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