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Scottish budget: SNP’s sorry capitulation to austerity continues

Philip Stott reports The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2017/18, which was unveiled on Thursday, was yet another sorry chapter in the SNP’s capitulation to Tory austerity. Finance secretary Derek MacKay claimed that the budget would deliver “£240 million extra ...

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Glasgow workers striking against Labour privatisation

Matt Dobson Socialist Party Scotland and the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) give our full support to the Glasgow City Unison members who are taking strike action today, 17th November. The Labour council’s plans to outsource and privatise ...

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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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Unison members preparing for battle on pay

By Jim McFarlane - Dundee City Unison branch secretary (personal capacity) Delegates at last weeks UNISON Scottish Local Government Conference voted unanimously for a motion that commits to a campaign for an acceptable 2017 pay deal. The trade unions are ...

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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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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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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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