By Clare Doyle – Committee for a Workers’ International The presidential election in France is gathering pace and has become far more open. More than 40% of the electorate are said to be still undecided as to who to support ...Read More »
The following is a statement written by Judy Beishon, an executive committee member of our sister pa...
By Matt Dobson After six days of national strike action, lecturers in Scotland’s colleges have won a...
By Matt Dobson The SNP-led Scottish government has sided with College Scotland’s cuts program and an...
Philip Stott reports Sympathy towards Jeremy Corbyn in Scotland, as elsewhere, is widespread, includ...
By Matt Dobson Lecturers in 20 colleges across Scotland have now taken four days of national strike ...
By Matt Dobson Three major industrial disputes are on the agenda in private sector workplaces in Scotland over attacks on trade union rights, pay freezes and assaults on workers’ terms and conditions. In each of these cases, Unite are the ...Read More »
Danny Byrne, CWI On 29 March, there was a dramatic new twist in the authoritarian offensive of the Irish state. This offensive is aimed at criminalising protest, in particular the emblematic Jobstown protest against water charges and austerity, which delayed ...Read More »
John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity) Revelations from recently released Cabinet papers in the Morning Star newspaper show the “Moderate” leaders of the Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) collaborated with the Thatcher government in stopping Militant (forerunner of ...Read More »
By Philip Stott The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament among MSPs the vote is a formality. The exact timing of the referendum is not ...Read More »
Matt Dobson reports North Ayrshire Labour-run council has claimed it has implemented a “no cuts budget” for 2017/18. Council leader Joe Cullinane was quoted in the Morning Star: “I have proposed the most radical, anti-austerity budget seen in North Ayrshire for ...Read More »
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary For hours they poured off coaches and out of Euston and other stations as over 100,000 people – some estimates were as high as 250,000 – streamed to London ...Read More »
By Sinead Daly Saturday, January 21st, 2017, will go down in the history books as a truly historic moment. We saw a global revolt of women, not just against Trump but against the ideas and interests he represents; misogyny, racism ...Read More »
By Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) Over the last number of weeks, the Irish government has been shaken by a controversy surrounding the outrageous smearing of a prominent Garda (police) whistleblower, Maurice McCabe. At the core of this ...Read More »
The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference takes place on Saturday 25th February in Glasgow. Throughout the month of February both the Scottish Government and the overwhelming majority of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have been passing further cuts to ...Read More »