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1.5 million strike to demand an end to pay cuts and austerity

By Socialist Party Scotland reporters Public sector workers in nine different unions were out on strike on July 10th in force and in a magnificent show of strength to demand an end to the pay freeze. In England and Wales ...

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PCS members re-elect a fighting socialist leadership

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John McInally, PCS national vice-president, personal capacity Socialist Janice Godrich has been elected president of PCS for the 13th time and the Democracy Alliance candidates have been elected to the union’s national executive for a 12th. Socialist Party member Chris ...

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No to junk jobs – Fight for £10 an hour – Come to the protests on Saturday

By Claire-Laker Mansfield, Youth Fight for Jobs #fastfoodrights #M29 “People are often surprised by the employee benefits on offer. All of our team earn at least the national minimum wage”. So proudly boasts the UK website for multi-billion pound fast ...

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Supersize our pay – Fight for a living wage and trade union rights

By a Glasgow fast food worker and Usdaw rep Retail workers are on low wages and insecure part- time contracts, with bosses prioritising the ‘needs of the business’ over our welfare. Stores are judged on profits that they make. What this ...

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PCS puts opposition to cuts centre stage of independence debate

By Philip Stott The Public and Civil Service Union (PCS) has voted overwhelmingly to put opposition to all cuts at the centre of the debate on the referendum on Scottish independence. As PCS national president Janice Godrich explained, “PCS informs ...

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Glasgow care workers escalate action

By Glasgow Unison Reporter The Glasgow care workers strike action is growing stronger and more solid. After taking two 48-hour strikes in January the around 400 Unison members involved have now just completed a 72-hour strike over the Valentine’s weekend. ...

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What future for Labour and the unions?

Open letter to the Unite Executive Council from the Socialist Party As we go to press the Unite Executive is preparing to discuss the Collins Review proposals to ‘reform’ the link between the unions and Labour. This is in anticipation ...

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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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This far and no further for Unison care workers


By Socialist Party Scotland reporters. Posted 14th January 2014

The first day of the 48-hour Glasgow Unison strike among residential care staff has been solidly supported. Unison reported over 70% of it's members had taken part in the action that saw picket lines at fifteen care homes across the city. Residential staff were taking action for the first time, an indication that the savage cuts to wages and attacks on terms and conditions being demandede by the council had left workers with no choice but to strike.

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