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Dundee/Glasgow: March against cuts and for equal pay

Two important demonstrations are taking place this Saturday, 10th February, in Dundee and Glasgow. Organised by local government trade unions and Dundee Against Cuts, the Dundee demo has been called to oppose yet another round of multi-million cuts by the ...

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Scottish teachers demand a pay rise

By Jim Halfpenny, EIS branch secretary West Dunbartonshire The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the country’s largest teaching union which represents more than 80% of the country’s teachers, has warned that the pay of Scotland’s teachers must be substantially improved ...

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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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Tories lied on Universal Credit – Scrap It Now!

Jimmy Haddow, Lothian Socialist Party Scotland In November 2010 the Tory/Lib Dem coalition government published a White Paper setting out its plans for a Universal Credit (UC). The claim was UC would simplify the benefit system in Britain and strengthen financial ...

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Striking college lecturers raging at Swinney’s attacks

By Matt Dobson The SNP-led Scottish government has sided with College Scotland’s cuts program and anti-trade union agenda by trying to pressure the EIS FELA college lecturers trade union to call off the planned escalation of its national strike. The ...

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Strike action delivers pay victory for college staff

FE support staff in colleges across Scotland, organised in Unison and the GMB, have won their demand for a £450 pay rise and parity with the increase won by college lecturers earlier in 2016. This great result shows that strike action delivers. ...

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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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RMT strike action forces concessions from ScotRail bosses

Socialist Party Scotland reporters Following 12 days of strike action, RMT members working as conductors (guards) on ScotRail services have wrestled important concessions from management. The new offer from the Dutch-owned rail company Abellio marks a vindication of the determined ...

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Nationalise now to save the steel industry

Reports from Wales and Scotland by Alex Thraves and Matt Dobson According to some commentators, the multinational Tata Group has a reputation of being a paternalistic and caring corporation that takes into consideration the wellbeing of its workforce. Try telling ...

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