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Unite members in Scotland fight back against brutal bosses


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 ...

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CPSA to PCS: Fighting the ‘Moderates’ and building a campaigning union

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 ...

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Labour’s “no cuts” budgets fail to offer a fighting alternative to austerity

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 ...

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Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

  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 ...

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NHS bosses wield the axe to vital services

By a Unison member NHS Tayside needs to make £58m of savings between now and next April. It doesn’t stop there because it is committed to a package of savings totalling £214m over the next 5 years. The admissions unit ...

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Striking Glasgow IT workers win concessions

After 23 days of a bitter dispute, Glasgow Unison members in the IT department have agreed a proposal that will end the industrial action. It represents another example of steps forward gained for workers by taking strike action. Glasgow City ...

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Strike action delivers pay victory for college staff

FE support staff in colleges across Scotland, organised in Unison and the GMB, have won their demand for a £450 pay rise and parity with the increase won by college lecturers earlier in 2016. This great result shows that strike action delivers. ...

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Tories announce plans to shut half of Glasgow’s Jobcentres

David Semple, PCS rep, Greater Glasgow branch On Wednesday 7th December, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that 8 of the 16 Jobcentres in Glasgow were being considered for closure. These plans for closures were originally announced in ...

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