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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.

SNP helps out fracking bosses and tax-dodgers as its conference begins

13 October 2015
As the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference gets underway this week, key manifesto pledges and the integrity of its MPs are firmly under the microscope.

SNP slammed over payout to cronies as its MPs cash in on property deals

06 October 2015
The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) teflon coating has begun to come unstuck after revelations of a handout to a big music promoter and MPs cashing in on property deals. 

Scotland's radical mood is still alive - but where can it go now?

15 September 2015
One year on from the Scottish independence referendum, Yes campaign supporters spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how politics have shifted and debate where next for the movement

Cameron’s Lord cronies don’t even turn up for expenses

01 September 2015
David Cameron has dished out peerages to 26 Conservative cronies.

Scottish top cop House’s downfall follows years of scandalous policing

01 September 2015
Scotland’s chief cop announced last week he is to resign by the end of the year, almost a year earlier than planned. His resignation was prompted by a huge backlash over repeated scandals.

What’s the left alternative to Labour and the SNP?

01 September 2015
The launch of Rise, a new left project in Scotland, is positive—but it’s not the end of the debate, writes Raymie Kiernan

SNP to bring back primary school testing

25 August 2015
The Scottish National Party (SNP) leader, under increasing pressure over her party’s record in education, now made an announcement to reintroduce national testing into primary schools in Scotland.

SNP looks to build trade union links

23 June 2015
The Scottish National Party (SNP) Trade Union Group’s first conference in Stirling last Saturday dispelled any doubts about Labour’s decline in Scotland.

Dundee porters win talks

23 June 2015
Striking hospital porters in Dundee have forced bosses back to the negotiating table after 12 weeks of indefinite strike. Talks are set to take place this week.

SNP’s latest exploits should ring alarm bells for the left

16 June 2015
Many have understandably looked to the Scottish National Party as an alternative to Tory austerity. But as Raymie Kiernan shows, its leaders are cosying up to bosses and making cuts

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