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Salmond’s new party is no alternative to weak SNP strategy

27 March 2021
Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has launched the new Alba Party. It does not deserve support.

Only workers’ fightback can save jobs at Liberty Steel

26 March 2021
Thousands of workers at Liberty Steel fear for their jobs. They are caught in a web of dodgy financial deals, ruthlessly profiteering billionaires and government corruption.

Scottish college lecturers launch strikes to protect jobs and education

25 March 2021
Workers at further education colleges across Scotland walked out on Thursday over bosses’ attacks on their jobs.

Scottish NHS pay offer falls far short of justice for health workers

25 March 2021
The Scottish government’s offer to increase NHS pay by 4 percent has been met with fury by many health workers.

Now Scotland assembly calls for action for independence referendum

22 March 2021
Over 400 people joined the first online assembly of Now Scotland

Scottish FE strike coming after bosses reject their own offer

20 March 2021
Extraordinary events have rocked Further Education in Scotland in the national dispute over the replacement of lecturers by instructors

Forth Valley College workers strike over jobs

17 March 2021
Over 200 EIS union members at Forth Valley College, Scotland, began 18 days of strikes on Wednesday in an escalation of a dispute over jobs.

Strikes set for naval bases on the Clyde

08 March 2021
Workers were set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from Friday this week.

Win for right in Scottish Labour leadership election

27 February 2021
The result will cement Labour's crisis in Scotland

Scottish further education lecturers vote for national strike from 16 March

27 February 2021
Management want to replace lecturers. People are told to do the same job but on vastly inferior conditions

Salmond and Sturgeon—what’s behind the SNP crisis?

25 February 2021
A deep rift is tearing apart the top of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

LETTERS—India’s vaccine rollout driven by power politics, not need

23 February 2021
The Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest producer of vaccines, with the ability to produce 1.5 billion doses per year.

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

22 February 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

New group could take the fight for independence forward in Scotland

09 February 2021
A new organisation, Now Scotland, was launched last weekend to campaign for Scottish independence. Over 1,500 people had joined by Sunday afternoon.

National further education ballot opens in Scotland

08 February 2021
EIS union further education lecturers began a statutory ballot for strike action across the whole of Scotland on Friday of last week.

Scottish care report identifies problems but doesn’t have all the answers

08 February 2021
The proposal for a National Care Service should be welcomed. But it needs to be shaped by workers, service users and their families, not by the lust for profit

The Troublemaker—Cop tasers ill man nine times

08 February 2021
A Met police officer has been given a final warning after tasering a man with mental distress nine times.

The Scottish budget and the independence struggle

01 February 2021
The need for radical change in Scotland was highlighted by the Scottish government’s budget plans set out last Thursday.

SNP’s lacklustre indy plan won’t be enough

25 January 2021
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has announced a new plan to supposedly take forward the push for independence.

Richard Leonard resignation adds to Scottish Labour crisis

14 January 2021
Richard Leonard's resignation on Thursday as leader of Scottish Labour comes as the party faces a deep crisis.

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