Trade union special edition of the Scottish Left Review

The latest edition of the Scottish Left Review is a trade union special. In it Grahame Smith, general secretary of the STUC, analyses Carillion and the dangers of the neo-liberal drive to outsource public services Steve Dillion, Unite Regional Officer, calls for an overhaul of public sector contracts and new measures to protect services and […]

New edition of the Scottish Left Review

The 101st edition of Scottish Left Review (SLR) was recently published and you can read it online. Inside there are interesting articles on Scottish economic reform and worker-owned business by Richard Leonard MSP, Unite’s favoured candidate for the Scottish Labour leadership the opportunities for Britain to enshrine worker rights and forge new European alliances with Brexit by Neil […]

UNISON pay offer action scuppered by Trade Union Act 2016

UNISON Scotland’s ballot for industrial action in the face of the COSLA pay offer dispute has been defeated, as the turnout was below the 50% threshold required by the Trade Union Act 2016. On 1 June, UNISON revealed that 22.8% of members voted with 62.7% voting in favour of industrial action. Read about the UNISON […]