Socialist Worker

Scotland


Tayside pharmacists are in their fifth week of indefinite action

24 September 2019
Spirits were high on the picket line as Scottish pharmacy workers began their fifth week of an indefinite strike on Monday.

Diageo workers call off strike after bosses' new offer

17 September 2019
Around 1,500 workers at Diageo plants across Scotland were set to begin ten days of strikes over pay on Tuesday night but called them off after a new offer

15,000 march for independence in Perth chanting ‘Boris Johnson dead in a ditch’

07 September 2019
'Tories Out' and 'Boris Johnson dead in a ditch' were the most popular chants along with 'We want independence now'.

Glasgow asylum seekers face eviction on a ‘mass scale’ at the hands of Serco

03 September 2019
Private landlord Serco could begin evicting some 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow as early as this week.

Tayside pharmacists dispense a solution to pay dispute

20 August 2019
Pharmacy support workers at NHS Tayside began an indefinite strike on Monday.

12,000 march in Aberdeen for Scottish independence

18 August 2019
The most popular chants were “Say hey, say ho, Boris Johnson's got to go” and “We want independence now”'.

After court blocks planned Serco evictions in Glasgow - fight to defend asylum seekers

09 August 2019
A court has blocked the eviction of 50 asylum seekers by the multinational giant Serco in Glasgow.

School workers in Scotland reject blather from bosses

02 July 2019
Teachers at two schools in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, have struck over health concerns.

Refugees in Glasgow fled war - now Serco wants to dump them on the street

01 July 2019
Over 300 asylum seekers face being turned out onto the streets of Glasgow by multinational giant Serco. Alistair Farrow spoke to the tenants and activists on the frontline of resisting the evictions

Outsourcing giant Serco renews threat to evict Glasgow asylum seekers

12 June 2019
The company announced on Wednesday that it will begin changing locks on the properties where 300 people live

Extinction Rebellion activists plan a camp for the climate

11 June 2019
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists in Scotland are getting ready to set up camp to demand politicians urgently act on climate chaos.

Equal pay victory in Glasgow shows the power of workers

31 May 2019
Over a decade of resistance in Scotland has won equal pay settlements for 14,000 mainly women council workers—and their walkouts were key to the result, writes Sarah Bates

How the way was cleared for capitalism in Scotland

30 May 2019
A new book by Tom Devine offers a fresh interpretation of how capitalism was established in Scotland. He spoke to Charlie Kimber

Two days of strikes at colleges in Scotland

21 May 2019
Thousands of college lecturers struck across Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

A barnstorming, drug-filled trip to Scotland in the 1990s

21 May 2019
Beats recounts the Scottish free party scene in this well judged slice of 1990s nostalgia which makes political points too, writes Brian Claffey

Fury at Serco drive to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from their homes

07 May 2019
Over 300 asylum seekers living in Glasgow face being kicked out of their houses by the hated privatising firm Serco.

March in Glasgow shows widespread hunger for Scottish independence and an end to Tory rule

04 May 2019
All Under One Banner, the organisers, said 100,000 people joined the march for Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon’s speech does not guarantee Indyref2

30 April 2019
Tens of thousands of people were set to join the All Under One Banner demonstration for Scottish independence on Saturday.

The rising in 1820 was a challenge to the state

30 April 2019
The Radical War in Scotland two centuries ago saw a mass strike movement, plans for armed rebellion—and then bitter government repression, writes Charlie McKinnon

Let’s not wait to win change

30 April 2019
The Scottish National Party (SNP) leadership was defeated at its conference last weekend. Members voted to fast track plans to establish a new currency in an independent Scotland.

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