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Mass march demands government action as the Battle for BiFab grows

Philip Stott reports  1,000 workers from the threatened Burntisland Fabrication – BiFab – their families and supporters from other trade unions marched to the Scottish parliament to publicise the “Battle For BiFab” and to demand Scottish government action. Angry, colourful ...

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Chivas workers vote for action over pay

By Louise Donegan Chivas workers at Dumbarton and Paisley have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over a dispute regarding harmonisation of pay for the workers. The Paisley site is closing and the 460 full time workers will all be moved to ...

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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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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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The socialist case for scrapping Trident and defending jobs

By Matt Dobson The Conservative Westminster government is likely to bring a vote on renewing the Trident nuclear missile system to Parliament in 2016. The government has put the bill at between £15bn and £20bn, but campaign group Greenpeace claims ...

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Labour slash council services in Glasgow as trade unions demand a No Cuts budget

Matt Dobson  Over 150 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners protested at Glasgow City Council’s budget setting meeting on 19th February. The protest was backed by all the local authority trade unions, Unison, Unite, GMB and the EIS, and demanded that ...

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Glasgow’s trade unions demand council sets a No Cuts budget

By Matt Dobson  Council trade unions in Glasgow representing 20,000 workers are demanding the Labour authority sets a “No Cuts Budget” for 2015. On the initiative of Glasgow City Unison, with the support of Unite, EIS and the GMB, unions ...

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Scotland’s NHS facing cuts – End privatisation and nationalise the drug companies


By Luke Ivory  A new report from Audit Scotland on the finances of NHS Scotland has outlined the significant pressures being placed on the health budget. Politicians from the Westminster and Holyrood governments always like to boast about the increased spending they ...

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