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Council privatisation brings chaos but SNP and Labour push on anyway

30 August 2016
Labour-run Glasgow City Council is set to privatise its IT services after its joint venture that currently runs the service with outsourcing giant Serco comes to an end.

Can revival of 1973 classic Scottish play help forge new movement?

23 August 2016
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil goes on tour across Scotland this month. The revival of this influential play is timely, writes Dave Gilchrist

School janitors in Glasgow make a clean sweep with a strike

16 August 2016
Glasgow school janitors began a five-day strike on Monday in a long-running dispute over pay with bosses at Cordia, a city council-owned firm.

Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash workers' unions—say no to DOO

02 August 2016
Workers in Scotland, London and the south east of England are stepping up their strikes to resist bosses’ plans to undermine safety on the railways.

10,000 join march for Scottish independence

02 August 2016
A big march took place in Glasgow last Saturday demanding a second referendum on Scottish Independence. Organised by the “All under one banner” group, the turnout of around 10,000 surprised almost everyone.

The named person scheme – protecting Scotland’s children?

01 August 2016
What attitude should socialists take towards a scheme that the Supreme Court says breaches human rights?

Guards at Scotrail strike to protect safety

26 July 2016
Train guards in Scotland struck for the twelfth time last Sunday in their dispute with bosses at Abellio Scotrail over driver only operation (DOO).

EIS conference—anger over workloads needs to find a focus

14 June 2016
Scottish education minister John Swinney was heckled by delegates to the EIS teachers’ union annual conference last weekend.

Do we have to make warships to save jobs?

10 May 2016
As hundreds of jobs building navy frigates in Glasgow could go, and union leaders argue for renewing Trident nukes, what's the alternative to making weapons of war?

Election in Scotland sees SNP surge continue

06 May 2016
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has produced another astounding election result in the Scottish parliament elections. It won 63 seats, two short of an overall majority.

Education round up: Teachers strike against job cull at Manchester school

03 May 2016
AROUND 25 NUT union members at Prestwich Arts College in Manchester formed a solid picket line on Wednesday of last week.

Offshore crash kills 13 in Norway

03 May 2016
A helicopter carrying 13 offshore workers crashed in Norway last Friday killing all onboard. The tragedy underlined the dangers faced daily by offshore workers.

South Ayrshire refuse workers keep up defiance

26 April 2016
South Ayrshire council plans to cut working conditions, radically change working hours and cut overtime rates for refuse workers. This has been met by determined action from the workers.

Scottish PFI schools funding farce cost billions

19 April 2016
When Storm Gertrude hit Scotland in January it didn’t only blow apart a wall at a privately built school in Edinburgh. It also blew the lid off the public private partnership models used to fund infrastructure projects.

Farage not welcome in Glasgow

12 April 2016
 Protesters in Glasgow disrupted a meeting with racist Ukip leader Nigel Farage on Friday of last week.

Edinburgh PFI schools fiasco shines a light on all the mainstream parties

12 April 2016
A Private finance initiative (PFI) consortium faces financial penalties after the shock closure of 17 Edinburgh schools last Friday.

As 5 May elections loom - who do we vote for now?

12 April 2016
Who should we vote for in the 5 May elections? We have to look at the wider context of politics and resistance, argues Charlie Kimber

Revolt against council cuts looms in Glasgow

05 April 2016
Glasgow City Unison union is consulting 4,000 members for industrial action over the Labour-run council’s £130 million two-year cuts plan. The ballot ends on 26 April.

Solidarity boosts West Dunbartonshire teachers' fight against cuts

05 April 2016
Striking teachers formed large picket lines as secondary schools across West Dunbartonshire in Scotland shut on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.

Class has to be at the centre of the poverty debate in Scotland

05 April 2016
Gerry Mooney, editor of Poverty in Scotland 2016, talked to Raymie Kiernan about why poverty isn’t the fault of individuals but is the result of a class system

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