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Glasgow strikers' confidence grows on fourth week of walkout

21 April 2015
An all-out strike by Glasgow City Council workers has entered its fourth week. 

Solidarity is boosting Glasgow homelessness caseworkers on all-out strike

02 April 2015
The indefinite strike of homeless caseworkers in Glasgow is going strong – and growing solidarity is making them more determined to win.

'We won't go back until we win' say Glasgow workers on indefinite strike

31 March 2015
Homelessness caseworkers in Glasgow walked out on indefinite strike on Tuesday of this week in a row over pay grading with city council bosses. 

Fury as councils push through further cuts

24 February 2015
As anti-cuts protests took place across Britain last week a nightmare vision of the future of local services came from Northamptonshire.

Campaigners fight back against mental health crisis

02 December 2014
Beds crisis in mental health | Glasgow protests pile on pressure | Victory in Bolton over selloff plan

In pictures: Hundreds protest against Glasgow mental health cuts

14 November 2014
Up to 500 people protested outside Glasgow City Chambers on Wednesday of this week against a proposed 40 percent funding cut to Glasgow Association of Mental Health.

Glasgow Girl talks about new TV drama on their victorious anti-deportation campaign

08 July 2014
Amal Azzudin, one of the original 'Glasgow Girls' who stopped their friend’s deportation, spoke to Socialist Worker about the BBC's new musical adaptation of their story

Glasgow vigil for Turkish student Berkin Elvan

18 March 2014
More than 60 people from the Turkish community attended a vigil in Glasgow’s George Square on Thursday of last week in memory of Berkin Elvan. He was only 14 when he went out to buy fresh bread and was caught up in an anti-government protest in Istanbul. 

Glasgow care workers' strikes force council to offer a sweetener

11 March 2014
The Unison union has suspended the first two of three 72-hour strikes by residential care workers in Glasgow. The first walkout was set to start on Friday of last week.

Care workers in Glasgow walk out again over bosses’ attacks

28 January 2014
Care workers in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes struck for 48 hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The Unison union members came out for the second time in a fortnight to resist pay cuts of up to £1,495 a year. 

Glasgow care workers call for more strikes

15 January 2014
Striking care workers in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes are set to continue their campaign.

Glasgow social work unofficial strike beats bosses

24 September 2013
Glasgow social workers unofficial walkout spread across the whole of the city council's Homeless Service to win reinstatement of of suspended colleague

Construction workers march against blacklist in Glasgow

28 May 2013
 

Glasgow tenants ramp up pressure over bedroom tax

11 April 2013
Protesters targeted housing associations in the Glasgow region on Wednesday, demanding they stand by tenants who are being hit by the Tories’ bedroom tax.

Letters

12 January 2013
Glasgow day centres face battle with council Labour-run Glasgow council is rushing through the closure of three of the seven Glasgow day centres. The centres provide support for adults with learning disabilities.

Surprise strikes by Scottish lawyers against SNP's aid cut

27 November 2012
Lawyers and solicitors in Scotland are taking unprecedented industrial action against cuts to legal aid. Lawyers in Glasgow struck on Tuesday of this week. More struck at Edinburgh’s sheriff court last month.

A new beginning for the left in Scotland?

27 November 2012
More than 800 people from across Scotland met in Glasgow last Saturday for a Radical Independence Conference. It was organised by a coalition of different left groups and individuals.

Glasgow Girls is a powerful tribute to working class spirit

13 November 2012
The "Glasgow Girls" of this play’s title were seven schoolgirls—four recently arrived refugees and three local teenagers—who shook the political establishment in 2005.

Unite the Resistance conference can bring our battles together

30 October 2012
The 20 October demonstrations against Tory cuts brought almost a quarter of a million onto the streets of London and Glasgow. They showed the continuing force of the anti-austerity movement. However they have left many asking where we go from here—and how we get there.

Thousands take to the streets to protest against cuts

23 October 2012
The biggest protests of the year took place in Britain last Saturday. You wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media, much of which failed to report the action. But around 200,000 people marched through London while up to 15,000 demonstrated in Glasgow. Another 10,000 protested in Belfast.

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