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Huge support as UCU strike action begins

By Socialist Party Scotland members The first two days of the university lecturers strike in defence of their pensions was very well supported across Scotland. Socialist Party Scotland and Socialist Students took part in picket lines and rallies in Glasgow, ...

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Support the UCU strikes – defend pensions and pay

Sam Morecroft, Sheffield UCU anti-casualisation officer (personal capacity) The Socialist Party and Socialist Party Scotland gives its full backing to University and College Union (UCU) members in 61 universities taking up to 14 days of strike action in February and March against ...

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South Africa: Zuma forced to resign

By Weizmann Hamilton, Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), Johannesburg Inside two months following his election as ANC president at the party’s December 2017 national conference, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high school ...

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Dundee social care workers defeat SNP councillors’ attack

By a Socialist Party Scotland reporter Dundee’s social care workers have inflicted a significant defeat on the SNP-led council’s plans to slash their working conditions. Hoping to save over £1 million by forcing the 300 mainly female staff to accept ...

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Build coordinated strike action on pay and public services

Dave Semple, PCS Scotland Chair (personal capacity) Last year saw the UK government forced to beat a partial retreat on the universal 1% pay cap that has been applied across public services since 2012. Prior to 2012, the Tories had ...

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CWU breakthrough: Royal Mail forced back by threat of national strike

By Gary Clark, Secretary CWU Scotland No.2 branch The CWU executive committee has agreed a national agreement with Royal Mail Group (RMG) which will now go to members to vote on. Overall, it represents a major climb-down by management and ...

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Dundee/Glasgow: March against cuts and for equal pay

Two important demonstrations are taking place this Saturday, 10th February, in Dundee and Glasgow. Organised by local government trade unions and Dundee Against Cuts, the Dundee demo has been called to oppose yet another round of multi-million cuts by the ...

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100 years since women won the vote

By Elanor Donne, from the current issue of the Socialist (England and Wales) It is 100 years since the first women in the UK won the right to vote in parliamentary elections. It took years of struggle and the largest ...

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Brexit: Reject the bosses’ EU – Fight for a socialist Europe

What should socialists say about Brexit? Should we back continued membership of the single market and even a possible second referendum? In this feature, Matt Dobson makes the case for a complete rejection of the bosses’ EU and argues instead ...

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