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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.

Reports round-up

02 February 2016
Stoppage on Financial Times | Friends of the Earth conference backs action on climate change | Protesters take on plans for fracking | Stand with Kurds against a new war | Scottish leftists say leave the EU | Cash splashed on academy transfers | Women-haters met by protests

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

Lecturers in Scotland fight bosses’ pay shenanigans

26 January 2016
Scottish education union EIS-Fela has called on the Scottish National Party (SNP) government to make college bosses comply with a new national bargaining process.

Solid school action puts Dunbartonshire council on back foot over cuts

12 January 2016
Secondary school teachers at Labour-run West Dunbartonshire Council in Scotland struck on Tuesday of this week.

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.

Caledonian Sleeper rail workers stage a safety strike

05 January 2016
RMT union members on the Caledonian Sleeper train service between London and Scotland struck for 48 hours just before Christmas last year.

Museum strike in Scotland wins support for workers

05 January 2016
PCS union members at the National Museum of Scotland struck on 26 and 27 December as part of a three-year dispute.

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.

Starting Again—a hardhitting exhibition that brings refugee families to life

08 December 2015
There are few flaws in this new photography exhibition that highlights the pain and joy of reunited refugees living in Scotland, says?Stephen McBroom

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.

Labour vote against Trident nukes in Scotland

03 November 2015
Delegates at the Scottish Labour Party conference last weekend voted to campaign to scrap Trident nuclear weapons.

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.

Glasgow's proud history of solidarity with refugees

13 October 2015
Successes in building links with refugees and local people can be a model for others, writes Margaret Woods of Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees

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. 

Campaigners get organised to bring solidarity to refugees - and challenge divisive myths

06 October 2015
Activists across Britain are organising solidarity with refugees and challenging the right’s scapegoating and racism.

Unite the Resistance debates organising the fightback in Scotland

15 September 2015
Some 75 trade union activists joined the Unite the Resistance conference in Glasgow last Saturday.

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