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Obituary: Remembering Andy Armstrong, a socialist fighter

From Philip Stott Socialist Party Scotland was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Andy Armstrong. Andy, known affectionately as the “Big Man”, was a passionate and dedicated human being, a socialist from the day we met him until ...

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Striking college lecturers raging at Swinney’s attacks

By Matt Dobson The SNP-led Scottish government has sided with College Scotland’s cuts program and anti-trade union agenda by trying to pressure the EIS FELA college lecturers trade union to call off the planned escalation of its national strike. The ...

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SNP launch independence “conversation” while defending big business interests

By Philip Stott  The Scottish National Party (SNP) have launched a “new conversation” on independence, two months after the Brexit vote that in the words of Nicola Sturgeon “put a second referendum on the table”. Scotland’s first minister unveiled the ...

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Chile: One million protest against private pension fund

Celso Calfullan and Patricio Guzman Socialism Revolucionario (CIT/CWI Chile) On Sunday 24 July, marches took place against the Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (AFP), the private system of pensions, which has operated in Chile since 1981. In the Alameda alone, ...

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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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Scotland: One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

Philip Stott One year ago today, the Scottish independence referendum delivered what Socialist Party Scotland described as an “electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment.” 1.6 million, overwhelmingly working-class, people voted Yes on September 18 2014 in the teeth ...

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Never mind the balaclava’s, give us our wages back


By Philip Stott. Posted 24 January 2014

Hundreds of Glasgow residential care workers are due to start another 48-hour strike fron Sunday night, 26 January. Up to 200 of the overwhelmingly female workforce are facing cuts in wages of £1,500 a year. Social Work bosses are demanding workers go onto 12 hour shifts and have insisted on other changes to terms and conditions. This group of workers, who have not taken action before, were forced to sign the new contracts following threats from management. 

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