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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

Fresh strikes for West Dunbartonshire teachers

30 March 2016
Teachers in West Dunbartonshire, near Glasgow, were set to walk out on Wednesday and Thursday this week. They are fighting against a restructuring of management positions in five secondary schools.

Joint action on the cards at Glasgow City Council

30 March 2016
Over 6,000 trade union members working for Glasgow City Council are balloting for strikes against the latest cuts driven through by the Labour-run administration.

GALLERY - Glasgow Stand Up to Racism demonstration, 19 March

21 March 2016
Over 3,000 people jouned a Stand Up to Racism demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday. It was a vibrant show of unity and anti-racist solidarity.

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.

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