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TUSC holds first Scottish conference after general election

30 June 2015
About 90 socialists, trade unionists and community campaigners attended the first Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition conference since the May general election in Glasgow last Saturday.

Glasgow parents warn of civil disobedience at cuts

30 June 2015
Parents and council workers are up in arms over Glasgow City Council’s latest cuts plan.

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

Scottish ferry workers ballot over threat of takeover

26 May 2015
Workers at the Scottish state-owned ferry operator CalMac began balloting for industrial action on Wednesday of last week.

Dundee porters' strike piles pressure on SNP and the bosses

26 May 2015
Striking Dundee NHS porters have called a protest at the Scottish parliament on Thursday of this week to demand the Scottish National Party (SNP) supports their pay dispute.

Redundancies off the table at Dundee University?

26 May 2015
A major victory against compulsory redundancies could be on the cards this week for UCU union members at Dundee University. 

Scotland - we can forge a new left in the workplaces and in the streets

26 May 2015
Raymie Kiernan argues there’s a big potential for a new united left. But it has to focus on more than just the elections

Council bosses panic as homelessness workers' all-out strike bites in Glasgow

26 May 2015
An all-out walkout by homelessness workers in Glasgow has entered its ninth week—and has got council leaders running scared, reports Raymie Kiernan

Solidarity maintains the Dundee porters’ strike

19 May 2015
The indefinite strike by porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals in Dundee is going strong as it enters its seventh week. 

Sailor warns of Trident 'disaster'

19 May 2015
A Royal Navy sailor has warned that the Trident missile system is a “disaster waiting to happen”.

New day of action for the Glasgow strikers

19 May 2015
Glasgow homelessness caseworkers called for mass pickets involving other Glasgow City Council workers, Unison union members and stewards on Wednesday of this week.

Relatives demand answers after Sheku’s death in police custody in Fife

19 May 2015
Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh died in police custody in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Sunday 3 May.

Bosses put safety at risk, say Dundee porters

12 May 2015
Porters at Ninewells and Royal Victoria hospitals in Dundee have raised serious concerns about how bosses are dealing with their indefinite strike.

No mandate for cuts in Scotland

12 May 2015
Hundreds of thousands of voters in Scotland last week took their revenge on the Labour Party for years of betrayals and its alliance with the Tories in September’s independence referendum. 

Organise for a united left alternative in Scotland after Labour defeat

08 May 2015
The Labour Party in Scotland has been wiped out. The Scottish National Party (SNP) took 56 out of 59 seats with Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems sharing the remaining three.

Tories out - and build a real left alternative

05 May 2015
The fight against austerity and racism doesn’t end with the new government

Walkout at Dundee university over job cuts

28 April 2015
Workers at Dundee university walked out on Tuesday of this week against management plans to impose compulsory redundancies.

STUC conference says, fight the cuts

28 April 2015
the backdrop to the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) last week was the demise of Labour in Scotland and rise of the Scottish National Party.

Hope deserves more than the Scottish National Party

28 April 2015
Two rallies in Glasgow reveal the radical mood behind the rise of the Scottish National Party—and a swing to the left that a socialist alternative could build on, reports Raymie Kiernan

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