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Council workers demand fair pay and no privatisation

Matt Dobson reports Over the course of the next week hundreds of council workers in Glasgow will be taking strike action against the Glasgow Labour council over fair pay and protesting against the planned privatisation of services. Socialist Party Scotland ...

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Workers demand no privatisation in Glasgow

Matt Dobson reports Over 150 council staff, Unison members who work in Information and Communication Technology provision, and supporters protested outside Glasgow City Council on Monday 19th September. The council chief executive’s plan is to privatise the service to a ...

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College support staff in strike for pay justice

Matt Dobson and Socialist Party Scotland reporters 2,500 Unison members who work as support staff in Scotland’s 20 FE colleges took their first national day of strike action in a dispute over pay. Picket lines were well attended and buoyant ...

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Glasgow janitors in five day strike for pay justice

UNISON trade union members employed as janitors in Glasgow’s primary, nursery and additional support for learning schools have begun a five day strike coinciding with the start of the new school term.The janitors have been in dispute with Cordia and the Labour council since ...

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Battle heats up against council cuts in Scotland

Matt Dobson reports    £1 billion in council cuts over the next two years are the consequences of the latest funding deal from the SNP government, which will mean the loss of 15,000 jobs and the decimation of services if implemented. ...

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Glasgow janitors industrial action enters its third week

120 UNISON Glasgow Branch members employed by Cordia as primary school janitors are now in their thrid week of official industrial action – involving a refusal to carry out a range of duties – in a pay dispute with Glasgow ...

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Hundreds of trade unionists demand a no cuts budget in Glasgow

Matt Dobson reports A historic anti-cuts lobby of the Glasgow City Council budget planning meeting took place on 29th October. All the local authority trade unions, Unison, Unite, GMB , EIS and UCATT united in demanding the Labour council set ...

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Liverpool: When a socialist council refused to implement the cuts

One of the leaders of the 1980’s Liverpool council struggle, Tony Mulhearn, will be speaking in Glasgow on Thursday at a public meeting on how to combat the austerity onslaught. (see below for details) From 1983 to 1987 Liverpool City ...

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