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Scottish TUSC conference: Preparing the anti-cuts and socialist challenge for 2017

The Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference takes place on Saturday 25th February in Glasgow. Throughout the month of February both the Scottish Government and the overwhelming majority of Scotland’s 32 local authorities have been passing further cuts to ...

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Scottish Greens back SNP cuts budget

Matt Dobson reports A Scottish National Party (SNP) government austerity budget passed in Scotland on 2 February with the support of the Scottish Greens. The Greens have posed as an “anti-austerity” alternative, but for many workers and young people are ...

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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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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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Scottish TUSC campaign: Building the socialist alternative to austerity

Philip Stott reports The result of the election to the Scottish parliament election on May 5th is not in doubt. According to all opinion polls the Scottish National Party (SNP) look certain to win another overall majority at Holyrood. Labour ...

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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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Tax increases on workers are no answer to brutal austerity

Statement from Socialist Party Scotland  Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has proposed raising the Scottish Rate of Income Tax by a penny from April. Under Labour’s plan, £430 million a year would be available to compensate for the savage cuts facing ...

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Politicians have a choice: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

By Brian Smith and Jim McFarlane, Glasgow City Unison and Dundee City Unison branch secretaries (in a personal capacity) and Socialist Party Scotland   Over the next few weeks, Scottish local authorities will be drawing up budgets that threaten devastating ...

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