Socialist Worker

Scottish National Party


Salmond’s new party is no alternative to weak SNP strategy

Salmond’s new party is no alternative to weak SNP strategy Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has launched the new Alba Party. It does not deserve support.

Scottish college lecturers launch strikes to protect jobs and education

Scottish college lecturers launch strikes to protect jobs and education Workers at further education colleges across Scotland walked out on Thursday over bosses’ attacks on their jobs.

Scottish NHS pay offer falls far short of justice for health workers

Scottish NHS pay offer falls far short of justice for health workers The Scottish government’s offer to increase NHS pay by 4 percent has been met with fury by many health workers.

Scottish FE strike coming after bosses reject their own offer

Scottish FE strike coming after bosses reject their own offer Extraordinary events have rocked Further Education in Scotland in the national dispute over the replacement of lecturers by instructors

Forth Valley College workers strike over jobs

Forth Valley College workers strike over jobs Over 200 EIS union members at Forth Valley College, Scotland, began 18 days of strikes on Wednesday in an escalation of a dispute over jobs.

Scottish further education lecturers vote for national strike from 16 March

Scottish further education lecturers vote for national strike from 16 March Management want to replace lecturers. People are told to do the same job but on vastly inferior conditions

Salmond and Sturgeon—what’s behind the SNP crisis?

25 February 2021
A deep rift is tearing apart the top of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

New group could take the fight for independence forward in Scotland

09 February 2021
A new organisation, Now Scotland, was launched last weekend to campaign for Scottish independence. Over 1,500 people had joined by Sunday afternoon.

Scottish care report identifies problems but doesn’t have all the answers

08 February 2021
The proposal for a National Care Service should be welcomed. But it needs to be shaped by workers, service users and their families, not by the lust for profit

The Scottish budget and the independence struggle

01 February 2021
The need for radical change in Scotland was highlighted by the Scottish government’s budget plans set out last Thursday.

SNP’s lacklustre indy plan won’t be enough

25 January 2021
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has announced a new plan to supposedly take forward the push for independence.

Scottish further education lecturers ready for battle

17 December 2020
Further Education lecturers in the Scottish teaching union, EIS, have voted decisively to oppose college managements' attempts to replace them with instructors.

Forth Valley college lecturers start action as wider clash looms

16 November 2020
Forth Valley College lecturers in the EIS-Further Education Lecturers’ Association (FELA) union began a campaign of industrial action last week.

Mass Scottish independence gathering shows challenge to SNP’s dominance

15 November 2020
Hundreds of people joined the largest online gathering yet for the independence movement in Scotland this weekend

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper

26 October 2020
Rough sleepers in Britain who have come from other countries face deportation under new immigration laws. These will be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.

Polls show consistent support for Scottish independence

18 October 2020
The latest IPSOS MORI opinion poll on Scottish Independence has record numbers in favour, with 58 percent saying they would vote for a break from Britain.

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias

05 August 2020
Scottish teachers' judgements about pupils' exam grades have been overruled, and there's a strong element of class inequality built into the process.

Sturgeon might sound good, but the virus has been a disaster in Scotland

24 July 2020
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has received glowing reviews for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis.

Edinburgh protest for Scottish independence

21 July 2020
Around 60 people joined an All Under One Banner demonstration at the Scottish parliament on Monday.

Renewed call for demos over Scottish independence

30 June 2020
The Scottish independence organisation All Under One Banner (AUOB) held a press conference at the Scottish parliament recently to announce a series of demonstrations which will be “static and socially distanced”, starting in Stirling on 20 July.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.