— Calum Macdonald, UCU Edinburgh (personal capacity)
Chaos is ensuing at the University of Edinburgh as staff and students are furious over long delays to pay, disbursements and reimbursements.
Continue reading Chaos at Edinburgh Uni over thousands of missed payments
— Shaun Morris, Glasgow
Several months from Nicola Sturgeon’s bold pronouncement that there will be an independence referendum next year, we are still waiting for the Scottish Government to make any kind of move towards making that a fact.
Continue reading Indyref 2023: Where are the SNP going with this?
— Calum Macdonald, Edinburgh
As the Tory party continues to self-destruct and anger about the cost-of-living crisis builds, public support for striking workers has only grown. Many bourgeois commentators are attributing this to the ‘Mick Lynch effect’: the RMT leader has gone from an obscure trade union official to a household name in the matter of months.
Continue reading Why Mick Lynch inspires workers
— Ellen Morton, Glasgow
On Friday 31st July and Monday 1st August 40,000 BT and Openreach workers in the CWU are going on strike for the first time in over 35 years. Revolution Scotland supporters joined workers on the picket line at the BT office Alexander Bain House in Glasgow to show their solidarity and talk to the workers involved in this historic strike. The workers who were interviewed for this article asked to remain anonymous to protect them from repercussions by management.
Continue reading Glasgow CWU joins the summer strike wave
— Shaun Morris, Glasgow
The Scottish independence movement has waited for years for a serious announcement about a second referendum. The 2014 poll ended in defeat for Yes, but the moral victory was theirs.
Continue reading Sturgeon lights the fuse
— South London Rail RMT (PC)
The RMT has begun a major industrial ballot, involving over 40,000 rail workers across Network Rail (NR) and 15 train operating companies (TOCs). This follows on from the successful ballot of 13,000 workers at Transport for London.
If successful, this will result in “potentially the biggest rail strike in modern history”, according to the RMT.
Continue reading RMT National Rail ballot: For united action and workers’ control!
On 4 March, UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) announced further strike action for members in higher education in the ongoing disputes over pensions, pay, and conditions.
Continue reading UCU strikes: Time to Up the Ante to indefinite action!
Ghislaine Maxwell — partner-in-crime of the billionaire playboy and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein — has been sentenced for up to 65 years, for charges relating to the grooming and trafficking of minors. It is likely she will spend the rest of her life behind bars.
Continue reading Maxwell trial shines a light on the depravity of the ruling class
In 2022 the UK once again finds itself staring down COVID calamity. The omicron variant has spread completely out of control, infecting millions of people and disrupting the winter holidays for millions more. The Tories and their hangers-on are still responsible for this mess, but the world is particularly vulnerable due to one underlying health condition: capitalism.
Continue reading Tory Corruption and Covid Chaos: The Class Divide Widens
With Boris Johnson and his government of imbeciles going from bad to worse, many must be praying for the return of Guy Fawkes to finish where he left off.
Continue reading Beleaguered Boris Blusters On