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Victory for striking Scottish Further Education lecturers

19 March 2016
Scottish further education (FE) college lecturers have scored a stunning victory in their battle for national bargaining and equal pay.

Lecturers in Scotland strike for equal pay

17 March 2016
Classes were cancelled at colleges across Scotland today, Thursday, as up to 5,000 college lecturers in the EIS-Fela union staged their first national strike in over 20 years. Reports of big picket lines are widespread.

CCTV strikers in Glasgow keep an eye on the bosses

08 March 2016
Glasgow CCTV workers struck for 48 hours last weekend in a fight over unsocial hours pay.

Scottish college lecturers deliver overwhelming strike vote in equal pay fight

04 March 2016
Thousands of lecturers in Scotland have delivered a thumping 93 percent vote in favour of the first national further education college strikes in over 20 years. The turnout in the EIS-Fela union ballot was 64 percent.

SNP fails to deliver on its pledge to scrap council tax

03 March 2016
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has proposed minimal changes to the deeply regressive council tax system which could have been implemented under existing powers years ago.

Unison union strikers operate in this area

01 March 2016
Glasgow CCTV workers were set to strike for 48 hours this weekend in a battle over unsocial hours pay.

SNP’s cuts threaten 15,000 council jobs in Scotland

23 February 2016
The supposedly “anti-austerity” Scottish National Party (SNP) is slashing £500 million from Scottish council budgets this year. The Scottish government’s budget was set to be finalised in Holyrood this week, signalling the start of another round of severe local government cuts.

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.

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