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SNP-linked lobbyists batting for Scotland's college bosses to beat strike

16 May 2017
A secretive and influential firm of lobbyists with close links to the Scottish National Party (SNP) is working on behalf of bosses’ group Colleges Scotland.

EIS Fela national college strike goes from strength to strength

16 May 2017
A major industrial battle is raging in Scotland that the mainstream press has largely ignored for two weeks. Today, Thursday, thousands of college lecturers held their fourth national walkout in a fortnight.

Solid walkout in Scotland as EIS Fela members step up their fight

09 May 2017
College lecturers in Scotland walked out again today, Tuesday, for their third national strike in a fortnight. It was another demonstration that workers are prepared to take the bosses on.

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP

09 May 2017
The Tories came second in last week’s Scottish local council elections and proclaimed themselves the sole winners.

Glasgow voters say Labour needs to represent workers - and not make cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has emerged as the largest party in the four major cities in Scotland following today's council elections. The Tories also made considerable gains, mainly at Labour's expense.

Scottish college strikers turn up the heat on the SNP over pay and cuts

09 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will be feeling the heat today, Wednesday, from a strike of over 4,600 EIS Fela union college lecturers. The workers' second walkout in seven days across 20 further education (FE) colleges across Scotland comes the day before every council is up for re-election.

Ahead of Thursday’s elections - councils in Scotland have earned voters’ disdain

02 May 2017
Viewing the results of Thursday’s Scottish council elections as purely a barometer of attitudes to independence, or of Brexit, would be a mistake.

Don’t make alliances with the right wing

25 April 2017
The idea of a “progressive alliance” is back in fashion. It has been supported both by Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Independence is at the heart of the Scottish election debate

25 April 2017
The general election in Scotland is likely to revolve around constitutional questions.

Scottish college lecturers plan escalating strikes ahead of local elections

19 April 2017
Scottish college lecturers have announced a series of escalating strikes to force bosses at 20 colleges to honour an equal pay deal struck over a year ago.

Time to Break up Britain

04 April 2017
The SNP can’t be relied on to launch a second independence referendum, let alone win it

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence

07 March 2017
Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland

SNP cuts budget backed by Greens

21 February 2017
The Scottish government was set to pass its budget on Thursday.

Backing the bosses’ EU won’t win Scottish independence

07 February 2017
One senior Tory minister last week told Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon to “forget it” when it came to demanding a second independence referendum.

Operations cancelled for cancer patients as crisis grows in the NHS

17 January 2017
A “large number” of cancer patients have had their operations cancelled due to “severe pressure” in the NHS, a senior doctor warned last weekend.

Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed

10 January 2017
A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes

Resistance can stop the Labour vote shrinking

03 January 2017
If Jeremy Corbyn wants Labour to move to the left in 2017 he’ll have to fight the right, argues Nick Clark

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

13 December 2016
Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

Guards strike for safer trains on Southern

22 November 2016
Also: SNP urged to nationalise Scotrail after one train cuts off Edinburgh

Scottish National Party nervy about another referendum

18 October 2016
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon told the party’s conference last week that there will be a consultation on plans for a second independence referendum.

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