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Hundreds attend Glasgow rally to oppose Tory/DUP deal

By a Socialist Party Scotland reporter Hundreds of young people, trade unionists and socialists staged a protest on Thursday on Buchanan Street, Glasgow in response to the plans of the Tory government to stay in office and to do a ...

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CPSA to PCS: Fighting the ‘Moderates’ and building a campaigning union

John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity) Revelations from recently released Cabinet papers in the Morning Star newspaper show the “Moderate” leaders of the Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) collaborated with the Thatcher government in stopping Militant (forerunner of ...

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Scotland 2017: A year of turmoil and rising working class anger against capitalism

The following document dealing with perspectives for Scotland for 2017 was discussed, debated and agreed at the Socialist Party Scotland conference that took place on February 11th 2017. The document covers issues including the prospects for an indyref 2, the SNP’s ...

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Tories announce plans to shut half of Glasgow’s Jobcentres

David Semple, PCS rep, Greater Glasgow branch On Wednesday 7th December, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that 8 of the 16 Jobcentres in Glasgow were being considered for closure. These plans for closures were originally announced in ...

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PCS ballot: Tories renew assault on public sector redundancy protection

David Semple, PCS rep, Greater Glasgow branch “Fair, affordable and sustainable”. The words used by the Con-Dem government in 2010, the last time the Tories drove through cuts to the redundancy terms and protections of low paid civil servants, making ...

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TUC congress: Organise mass working class resistance to austerity

Rob Williams, Socialist Party England and Wales industrial organiser TUC congress is taking place at the end of what has seemed like a hot summer, industrially at least. In the run up to the event, the figures for days lost ...

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Scottish TUSC conference hears from the front line in the struggle against austerity

Matt Dobson reports from Glasgow  100 people attended the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) conference on Saturday June 27th.  The conference underlined the roots that TUSC has sunk in workplace and community struggles over the last 6 months. Trade Unionists ...

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Organising resistance against Tory austerity starts now

John McInally, PCS national vice-president (personal capacity) While the corporate elite celebrate the return of their government, millions of fearful working people are contemplating how they can survive another five years of austerity. Pay freezes, cuts and privatisation, destruction of ...

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Draconian benefit sanctions requires urgent action from the Scottish Government

Matt Dobson  Benefit sanctions are creating desperate destitution for tens of thousands when their benefits are removed. According to Scottish Government figures there was a 15.4% increase in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) applied sanctions in Scotland in 2013-14, ...

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