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Sunvic strike off after action forces bosses back

05 June 2007
Workers at the Sunvic plant in Uddingston near Glasgow last week agreed to call off their strike and return to work. The workers were in the 11th week of an all out strike against bosses demanding the right to impose lay-offs.

Histrionics: drawing out the poison of sectarianism in Scotland

05 June 2007
Histrionics is a huge triangular installation by artist Roderick Buchanan at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. It deals with the issue of sectarianism.

Growing solidarity for Sunvic strike

29 May 2007
Workers at Sunvic Controls, Uddingston, near Glasgow, who are on all-out strike against their bosses imposing changes to their terms and conditions will take to the streets this Saturday.

Scottish CND conference on saying no to Trident

29 May 2007
Around 80 people attended a CND-organised conference to discuss the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system in Glasgow last Saturday.

Solidarity at Sunvic takes bosses aback

22 May 2007
Over 40 workers at the Sunvic Controls factory in Uddingston, near Glasgow, are in the ninth week of an all-out strike.

DWP staff walkout in Glasgow

15 May 2007
Members of the PCS civil service workers' union walked out unofficially today at the Benefit Delivery Centre office in Springburn, Glasgow. 

Tommy Sheridan takes socialist message to workers

24 April 2007
It’s been a hectic week for Solidarity in the Scottish parliamentary election campaign. Solidarity held a well-attended fringe meeting at last week’s Scottish TUC conference in Glasgow.

Close vote over Labour support at Scottish TUC

17 April 2007
The Scottish TUC conference, which met in Glasgow this week, showed the growing disillusion with Labour in the trade union movement.

STUC to hear anti-war voice

10 April 2007
The Scottish TUC conference in Glasgow next week will see its first ever Stop the War Coalition fringe meeting.

Single status chaos cuts Glasgow wages

10 April 2007
Hundreds of council workers in Glasgow are poised to take industrial action after their overtime payments were cut under a single status pay deal.

Social work conference: a profession worth fighting for

31 March 2007
"Social workers have to work with the big picture," said one participant at the "Social Work: A Profession Worth Fighting For?" conference in Glasgow last weekend.

Tom Fool captures the dynamics of life under capitalism

17 March 2007
When Tom Fool, Franz Xaver Kroetz’s 1978 drama about the implosion of a working class family in West Germany, was staged at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow last November, audiences were astonished by the power of a play that gets right to the heart of family life under capitalism.

Solidarity set for Scottish elections

10 March 2007
The conference of Solidarity: Scotland’s Socialist Movement last Saturday gave a kick start to its campaign for the May elections to the Scottish parliament. Some 200 delegates met in Glasgow to plan strategy and decide the shape of its manifesto.

Pictures of 4,000 strong Glasgow Troops Out demo on 24 February

24 February 2007

Don’t let them deport Zahra Byansi and her two sons

20 January 2007
Protesters gathered in Glasgow on Saturday in solidarity with Zahra Byansi and her sons, Faysal and Rahim aged 12 and five.

Scots mobilise against the war

13 January 2007
Activists across Scotland are mobilising for an anti-war demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday 24 February. Scottish Stop the War have organised a conference for Saturday 10 February to help build the movement.

Glasgow workers to strike over single status

02 December 2006
Unison union members in Glasgow have voted overwhelmingly for a three-day strike, beginning on Tuesday of next week, to oppose the city council’s single status job evaluation pay review.

Crumbs are not enough for striking Tunnock's workers

18 November 2006
Some 400 workers struck last week at Tunnock's biscuit factory in Uddingston, near Glasgow, over pay.

Reports round-up

11 November 2006
Glasgow City Unison branch is now balloting its members for strike action over a pay review. The review is part of the city council’s single status scheme and involves pay cuts for 4,500 workers.

Solidarity founding conference

11 November 2006
Last Saturday saw the founding conference in Glasgow of Solidarity, the new movement founded by MSPs Tommy Sheridan and Rosemary Byrne following a split in the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) earlier this year.

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