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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.

Refugee solidarity in Glasgow

23 October 2012
Protesters gathered at the sheriff court in Glasgow on Wednesday of last week to support refugees who the charity Y People has been trying to evict. In eight cases where refugees were defended, evictions were put off till December.

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.

We've marched together... now strike together!

23 October 2012
The 200,000 people who marched in London last Saturday, and the thousands who demonstrated on the same day in Glasgow, are proof of the potential to defeat the Tories.

Class anger against cuts on streets of London, Glasgow and Belfast

20 October 2012
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Thousands join Scottish TUC march to say no to cuts

20 October 2012
The march of thousands in Glasgow has ended. The Scottish TUC is estimating that more than 10,000 people took part in the protest. Some marchers estimate that up to 15,000 demonstrated.

Demonstrators gather in Glasgow for protest march against cuts

20 October 2012
Protesters are gathering in Glasgow’s George Square for the Scottish TUC’s anti-austerity protest.

Reviews round-up

16 October 2012
World Spirit Forum theatre group Glasgow’s World Spirit Forum theatre group is seeking new members for an anti-racism project in schools. Its community theatre explores "integration" and the asylum process from the perspective of those experiencing it directly.

Civil service workers protest to save their nurseries

09 October 2012
HM Revenue and Customs bosses have agreed to extend the grant given to nurseries in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, and Cardiff following protests.

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