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Scottish PFI schools funding farce cost billions

19 April 2016
When Storm Gertrude hit Scotland in January it didn’t only blow apart a wall at a privately built school in Edinburgh. It also blew the lid off the public private partnership models used to fund infrastructure projects.

As 5 May elections loom - who do we vote for now?

12 April 2016
Who should we vote for in the 5 May elections? We have to look at the wider context of politics and resistance, argues Charlie Kimber

Edinburgh PFI schools fiasco shines a light on all the mainstream parties

12 April 2016
A Private finance initiative (PFI) consortium faces financial penalties after the shock closure of 17 Edinburgh schools last Friday.

Solidarity boosts West Dunbartonshire teachers' fight against cuts

05 April 2016
Striking teachers formed large picket lines as secondary schools across West Dunbartonshire in Scotland shut on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Joint action on the cards at Glasgow City Council

30 March 2016
Over 6,000 trade union members working for Glasgow City Council are balloting for strikes against the latest cuts driven through by the Labour-run administration.

Lecturers in Scotland strike for equal pay

17 March 2016
Classes were cancelled at colleges across Scotland today, Thursday, as up to 5,000 college lecturers in the EIS-Fela union staged their first national strike in over 20 years. Reports of big picket lines are widespread.

Glasgow school janitors strike over pay as council agrees new cuts deal

15 March 2016
Primary school breakfast clubs in Glasgow were cancelled on Monday of this week as school janitors began a three-day walkout.

Anger at austerity simmers at SNP’s Scottish election conference

15 March 2016
Celebratory party leaders failed to contain SNP delegates’ fury at cuts, reports Raymie Kiernan

Scottish college lecturers deliver overwhelming strike vote in equal pay fight

04 March 2016
Thousands of lecturers in Scotland have delivered a thumping 93 percent vote in favour of the first national further education college strikes in over 20 years. The turnout in the EIS-Fela union ballot was 64 percent.

SNP’s cuts threaten 15,000 council jobs in Scotland

23 February 2016
The supposedly “anti-austerity” Scottish National Party (SNP) is slashing £500 million from Scottish council budgets this year. The Scottish government’s budget was set to be finalised in Holyrood this week, signalling the start of another round of severe local government cuts.

Lecturers in ballot for strikes in Scotland as college boss’s payoff provokes outrage

23 February 2016
Lecturers in the EIS-Fela Scottish teachers’ and lecturers’ union are balloting for a national strike. They are demanding equal pay and fighting the imposition of a previously rejected offer.

Lecturers' action over pay can test SNP's anti-austerity image in Scotland

16 February 2016
The Scottish further education (FE) lecturers’ EIS-Fela union launched a strike ballot for equal pay last week.

Scottish college lecturers plan to teach the SNP a lesson

09 February 2016
College lecturers in the EIS-Fela union were set to begin a strike ballot over pay on Friday of this week.

Protesters in Dundee march to save council jobs

02 February 2016
Hundreds of people marched through Dundee last Saturday against plans to cut council jobs.

Behind the fake ban, SNP is fracking bosses’ good friend

02 February 2016
The Scottish National Party made ‘Frack Off’ one of its main slogans. At the same time it has cosied up to hated bosses and even paid for drilling. Raymie Kiernan digs up the dirty truth

SNP weathers scandals and Corbyn effect

05 January 2016
Despite a spate of scandals since its general election landslide last year, the Scottish National Party (SNP) looks set for victory in May’s Scottish parliament elections.

Thousands join Glasgow rally against Tory union bill

15 December 2015
Some 1,700 people joined a Scottish TUC (STUC)rally against austerity and the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Glasgow on Thursday of last week.

FE lecturers vote to give SNP a parcel of discontent for Christmas

15 December 2015
College lecturers in Scotland have voted by 92 percent in favour of national industrial action in an indicative ballot. The turnout was 55 percent.

Scottish college workers could take action as top bosses loot thousands

10 November 2015
Scotland’s college workers are inching closer to the first national strike for 20 years. Anger at government cuts and a miserly national pay offer have fuelled a mood to fight.

Protests over council cuts in North Lanarkshire

27 October 2015
North Lanarkshire’s Labour-run council is proposing to axe up to 1,500 jobs and slash over £45 million over the next two years.

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