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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.

Protest at Scottish parliament to defend refugees

04 November 2006
Immigration minister Liam Byrne visited Scotland last week to calm controversy over dawn raids and deportations of refugees in Glasgow.

Unite against Islamophobia in Glasgow: ‘the government is terrified of our unity’

28 October 2006
Around 300 people rallied in Glasgow’s George Square last Saturday to unite against Islamophobia and protest at the wave of racist attacks on Muslims since Jack Straw’s comments about the veil earlier this month.

MacKinnon Mills garment workers' strike

14 October 2006
Garment workers at MacKinnon Mills, Coatbridge, near Glasgow, struck for 48 hours from Tuesday 3 October.

T&G union Polish workers' meeting in Glasgow

14 October 2006
The T&G union held a Polish language meeting in Glasgow for the first time last Sunday.

Anger in Glasgow council over single status

30 September 2006
There is anger in Glasgow City Council workplaces after managers told workers the outcome of the job evaluation, pay and benefits review. In social work services alone, 1,000 workers will lose large amounts, in some cases as much as £6,000 per year.

Solidarity: a new left force born in Scotland

09 September 2006
Over 600 people from across Scotland crowded into a room in the centre of Glasgow on Sunday afternoon for the launch of Solidarity, a new movement for socialism in Scotland.

Firefighters' union must step up the defence of gay rights

09 September 2006
Nine firefighters who refused to hand out safety advice leaflets to people attending a gay pride march in Glasgow were disciplined last week.

Tommy Sheridan at launch of Solidarity in Scotland

02 September 2006
Over 600 people crowded into a room in the centre of Glasgow on Sunday afternoon for the launch of Solidarity, a new movement for socialism in Scotland.

Keith Coventry | Voices of Animals and Men | Three Billy Goats Gruff

26 August 2006
Keith Coventry: PaintingsTramway Gallery, Glasgow. FreeUntil 17 Sept<a href="" target = "_blank"></a> This exhibition brings together several of Keith Coventry’s paintings series’ including The Albany, Estate and White Abstracts.

Socialist Worker Platform statement on Scottish Socialist Party

19 August 2006
At a members' meeting held on Sunday in Glasgow, the members of the Socialist Worker Platform of the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) unanimously agreed the following motion.

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