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The Socialist 18 April 2018

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Workers' victory over anti-union Scottish council

Trade union protest at West Dunbartonshire council meeting

Trade union protest at West Dunbartonshire council meeting   (Click to enlarge)

The Scottish National Party (SNP) administration in West Dunbartonshire has reversed cuts to trade union convenors and union facility time. This climbdown is a victory for the trade unions and local communities.

Instead of the proposed cut to two convenors, they say they will now retain the full three and a half.

This retreat comes after a mass campaign was mobilised against a budget that detailed not only this attack to trade unions but a swathe of other cuts. These cuts still need to be fought.

A public meeting which attracted a huge crowd, with speakers including from Unite, and Socialist Party Scotland, saw workers make clear their anger at the cuts and their willingness to go to ballot for strike action if necessary.

This is a really significant win and shows what can be achieved when workers and the community take action to fight the cuts.

Lynda McEwan, West Dunbartonshire Socialist Party Scotland

In this issue


What we think

No to the bombing of Syria!


Labour Party

For a fighting, democratic Labour Party


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Give us your change (and more) to fight for system change!

Building fund: 150,000 milestone smashed!

The Socialist - a fighting, campaigning, workers' paper

Hull says no to war, no to austerity

Victorious Fearnville Fields campaigners thank the Socialist


Socialist Party news and analysis

Young people need homes

1,400 beds empty as patients lay in corridors: health unions must act now

Catalonia: 1m marchers demand self-determination

Billions for the bosses, benefit cuts for us

Them & Us


Local elections 2018

Labour councillors could stop unsafe 'driver-only operation' tomorrow

Grimsby local paper reveals Labour candidate 'tried to defect to the Tories'

TUSC campaigners challenge youth club cuts

Huddersfield TUSC takes on the Blairites

Butterfields tenants join TUSC campaign

Haringey TUSC fights Blairite cuts


Socialist history

Enoch Powell's racist 'Rivers of Blood' rant 50 years on


Workplace news and analysis

Usdaw conference 2018: time for new era of fighting trade unionism

UCU members vote to end pensions dispute

Bromley libraries - indefinite strike action continues

PCS rejects Acas offer - further strikes announced

Vote for a left, fighting PCS leadership

Avenue School strikers and parents win judicial review

Workers' victory over anti-union Scottish council


Opinion

Vital depiction of fight for Aids prevention and treatment

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