Fiona Macdonald, PCS Vice President Scottish Government Group (Personal Capacity) PCS Scottish Government workers took strike action in January as part of a rolling programme of action across the Scottish Sector. We are demanding: Fair pay for all public sector workers ...Read More »
Statement from Esquerra Revolucionària (Revolutionary Left) On the 11th September one million people...
By Robyn Smith, Aberdeen Socialist Party Scotland Over the past few years Aberdeen has faced a hous...
By Tony Saunois, Secretary of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) An internation...
Jim McFarlane, Unison NEC member and local government worker (personal capacity) Since the start of ...
Statement from Socialist Party Scotland Following Kezia Dugdale’s resignation as leader of th...
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit (CWI Norway) and Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden) The general strike on January 28 against the proposed new labour laws in Norway was historic. The Social Democratic newspaper Dagsavisen says that the trade union ...Read More »
Philip Stott The electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment witnessed during the independence referendum has transformed the political terrain in Scotland. In its aftermath we have seen the accelerated disintegration of the Scottish Labour Party, widely derided as ...Read More »
In the last few weeks Glasgow City Council has announced it intends to close another two day centres for adults with learning disability and make 40% cut in funding to the Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) which provides support ...Read More »
Harvey Duke, Socialist Party Scotland, Dundee Benefit sanctions – stopping the pittance that people in poverty struggle to get by on – have been around for years. Under the present government however their use has increased horrendously. Millions of people ...Read More »
Niall Mulholland, socialistworld.net, interviews Andros Payiatsos, from Xekinima (CWI Greece) What is the importance of the Greek election results? We can describe the result as of historical significance because it represented the collapse of the old forces that ruled the ...Read More »
By Simon Carter Eye-wateringly massive inequality. An ever-widening wealth gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. Scandalous tax-avoiding arrangements propped up by successive Labour and Tory governments. Familiar themes to readers of the Socialist, but a subject usually ignored ...Read More »
Interview with Andros Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI in Greece) At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. This triggered an early general election to be called for 25 January. ...Read More »
Website editorial from Socialist Party England and Wales The shocking, cold blooded slaughter of journalists and others in the Paris office of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, and more killings in subsequent days, has been met with mass outrage. Early condemnation ...Read More »