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Unite members in Scotland fight back against brutal bosses

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By Matt Dobson Three major industrial disputes are on the agenda in private sector workplaces in Scotland over attacks on trade union rights, pay freezes and assaults on workers’  terms and conditions. In each of these cases, Unite are the ...

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Ireland: State attempts to gag the Jobstown Not Guilty campaign

Danny Byrne, CWI  On 29 March, there was a dramatic new twist in the authoritarian offensive of the Irish state.  This offensive is aimed at criminalising protest, in particular the emblematic Jobstown protest against water charges and austerity, which delayed ...

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Labour’s “no cuts” budgets fail to offer a fighting alternative to austerity

Matt Dobson reports North Ayrshire Labour-run council has claimed it has implemented a “no cuts budget” for 2017/18. Council leader Joe Cullinane was quoted in the Morning Star: “I have proposed the most radical, anti-austerity budget seen in North Ayrshire for ...

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Massive demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

  Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary For hours they poured off coaches and out of Euston and other stations as over 100,000 people – some estimates were as high as 250,000 – streamed to London ...

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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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Combative, vibrant unions should be central to the Corbyn movement

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.’ Some Corbyn supporters seem to be taking this refrain to an extreme in their continual ...

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North sea oil workers set to strike

By Jamie Cocozza, Unite member On the 24th of July, the Unite and RMT unions will stage a 24-hour strike across eight Shell oil and gas platforms as the first step in an organised campaign of industrial action over the ...

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Labour right’s onslaught against democracy and Corbyn must be fought

Hannah Sell (this is a slightly changed version of an article that appeared on www.socialistparty.org.uk) For decades working class people have had no voice in Westminster. The establishment parties – not least New Labour – all acted in the interests ...

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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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Fight to save the steel jobs – Nationalise the industry now!

Matt Dobson 1,200 steel jobs are threatened across the UK, including 400 in Scotland with the closure of the two remaining steelworks at Motherwell (Dalzell – see picture above) and Cambuslang (Clydebridge). These body blows came after the closure of the ...

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