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RMT conference takes a fighting stand

Socialist Party members in RMT The 2016 annual general meeting (conference) of the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) took place 26-30 June against a backdrop of heightened conflict in both the industrial and political arenas. RMT’s battle against ...

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Scotrail: RMT members strike for safety over profit

Text of Socialist Party Scotland leaflet Socialist Party Scotland and the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) give our 100% support to the RMT and their strike action at ScotRail/Abellio. This strike shows yet again that it’s ordinary workers ...

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Glasgow Jannies strike again in fight for justice

Glasgow City Unison Janitors who work for the Labour council ALEO Cordia have just begun, from Monday, a second round of five-days of strike action over their claim for a Working Context and Demands Payment. Their colleagues in other parts ...

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UCU members strike for fair pay and against casualisation

By Socialist Party Scotland reporters University College Union (UCU) members in Scotland have been striking across the university sector in great numbers over the 25th and 26th May. Their action is part of a UK-wide strike. Pickets have been large ...

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RMT victory in campaign to keep the ferries public

By Sean Robertson Following months of industrial struggle by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, it has been announced that the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services (CHFS) contract has been awarded to the incumbent public sector operator, Caledonian MacBrayne. The ...

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Co-ordinated strike threat forces climbdown by Labour council

Ian Leech reports Glasgow’s Labour controlled council has been forced into a major retreat in its plan to impose cuts of 6 public holidays from staff as part of its overall budget cut of £130million. At its budget setting meeting ...

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Striking teachers victory over cuts to teaching posts

By an EIS member After 13 weeks of industrial action by secondary school teachers in West Dunbartonshire, which included six strike days and a work to rule, 87% of EIS members have voted to accept an agreement. The fundamental issue at the centre of ...

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Glasgow Unison CCTV workers win major concessions on pay

After twelve days of strike action in six weeks, Glasgow’s CCTV workers have secured a new pay deal from their employer accepted by the strikers. The nineteen members of UNISON are employed by Community Safety Glasgow, an ALEO of Glasgow ...

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Nationalise now to save the steel industry

Reports from Wales and Scotland by Alex Thraves and Matt Dobson According to some commentators, the multinational Tata Group has a reputation of being a paternalistic and caring corporation that takes into consideration the wellbeing of its workforce. Try telling ...

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Strike action scores a victory for Scottish college lecturers

Scottish lecturers have won a major victory in their battle for fair and equal pay and nationally recognised terms and conditions in the college sector. Up to 5,000 members of the EIS – Further Education Lecturers Association (FELA) took national ...

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