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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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RMT victory in campaign to keep the ferries public

By Sean Robertson Following months of industrial struggle by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, it has been announced that the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services (CHFS) contract has been awarded to the incumbent public sector operator, Caledonian MacBrayne. The ...

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The socialist case for EU exit

By Matt Dobson  David Cameron and the bosses’ organisation the CBI are telling us that an exit for from the European Union (EU) will see job losses and increased threats from terrorism. But the same fear campaign is being used by UKIP ...

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Fight the Royal Mail Sell Off


By Gary Clark, Assistant branch secretary, Scotland No.2 branch CWU
Posted 11th July 2013

The Con-Dem government has announced a stock market floatation of the majority of Royal Mail within nine months, with the rest to follow at a later date. This is the biggest potential privatisation since the dark days of Thatcher. It threatens a national service which has been in public ownership for 479 years. This is part of the general attack on public services. The NHS, education, local authority services in general and every part of the civil service are being attacked by the Con-Dems. Working people everywhere are experiencing massive cuts in living standards.

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