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Meat workers strike against greedy bosses

21 February 2012
Meat processing workers at food firm Vion in Cambuslang near Glasgow struck on Monday of this week over pay.

Talks collapse in signalling dispute

14 February 2012
The West of Scotland signalling centre dispute is back on after talks collapsed. RMT members at the Glasgow centre struck for 24 hours on Tuesday this week and plan to strike for a further 24 hours on Friday 2 March.

Labour splits over Glasgow cuts vote

14 February 2012
The Labour Party suffered another blow in Scotland last week as it struggled to force through a cuts budget on Glasgow council.

Resistance to Nazi attacks in Glasgow

07 February 2012
Nearly 100 people attended a mass leafleting and rally in the centre of Glasgow on Saturday called by UAF Scotland.

Scots organise against the cuts at Right to Work AGM

04 February 2012
The Right to Work campaign in Scotland held its annual general meeting in Glasgow last Saturday.

Disabled workers down tools over privatisation

04 February 2012
Remploy workers in the Unite and GMB unions struck in Glasgow and Chesterfield on Thursday of last week. They are fighting what they call the "semi-privatisation" of their factories.

RMT suspends Glasgow action

24 January 2012
The RMT union has suspended strikes by rail signalling workers in Glasgow in advance of talks with the Acas conciliation service.

Build for a national electricians’ walkout

24 January 2012
Electricians protested in Glasgow, Manchester and London last week.

Signals of resistance

17 January 2012
The RMT union has called two further 24-hour strikes at the West of Scotland rail signalling centre in Glasgow.

Workers' strike sends a signal

03 January 2012
Train signalling staff at the West of Scotland signalling centre in Glasgow struck for 72 hours over the Christmas break.

Argos workers strike over pensions

13 December 2011
Drivers and warehouse workers at retail giant Argos struck over pensions on Thursday of last week in Motherwell, near Glasgow.

Stow College Unison accept pay offer

22 November 2011
Members of the Unison union at Stow College in Glasgow voted last week to accept a revised pay offer from management.

Anger on the streets of London as 10,000 students demonstrate

09 November 2011
The demonstration has now swollen to around 10,000 strong. It is noisy and militant, with delegations of students from across Britain, including Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Oxford and Brighton.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Fighting Fascism, Fighting Franco exhibition

11 October 2011
The Mitchell Library in Glasgow is putting on a special one-day event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.

Education round-up

04 October 2011
Stow college Workers at Stow college in Glasgow walked out on Monday in a strike against low pay. Over 60 Unison union members picketed the college. They included support workers, admin staff, caretakers and caterers.

Anger as Quarriers strikes are called off

04 October 2011
A strike by workers at Quarriers care home in Glasgow planned for last weekend was called off after a new offer from management.

Anger over vicious cuts erupts onto Glasgow’s streets

04 October 2011
Fury against the cuts was plain to see in Glasgow last Saturday. Up to 15,000 marched for the Scottish TUC’s People First demonstration against attacks on public services.

Pictures and banner list from Glasgow demonstration against cuts

02 October 2011
Some 15,000 people marched in Glasgow on 1 October. Below is a list of banners on the demonstration.

15,000 march in Glasgow against cuts

01 October 2011
Up to 15,000 people marched trough Glasgow today, Saturday, for the People First demonstration against attacks on public services.

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