By Paul Barnes, 23 February 2010
Some 550 members of the Rail Maritime Transport Workers Union (RMT) at train operating company (TOC) Scotrail took strike action February 20 in an attempt to prevent the imposition of driver-only operated (DOO) trains on a new service on the Airdrie/Bathgate line.
By Steve James, 23 December 2009
The Unite and GMB trade unions have closed down their campaign against the closure of drinks giant Diageo’s Johnnie Walker’s bottling plant in Kilmarnock and Port Dundas distillery and cooperage in Glasgow.
By Steve James, 11 November 2009
Leading British human rights lawyer Gareth Peirce believes that Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the only man accused and convicted of the 1988 bombing of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, was framed.
By Jordan Shilton, 4 November 2009
The higher education sector in Scotland is facing hundreds of job cuts, as universities declare they are facing a funding crisis.
By Jordan Shilton, 24 September 2009
The Scottish National Party minority government in Edinburgh is set to launch deep public spending cuts as a result of the economic crisis.
By Stephen Alexander, 22 September 2009
Drinks company Diageo has announced it intends to press ahead with restructuring plans at a cost of 900 jobs.
By Stephen Alexander, 29 August 2009
Details of the report commissioned to propose alternatives to job losses at drinks transnational Diageo in Scotland have become available.
By Steve James, 25 August 2009
Sections of the United States political establishment have reacted with fury to the release of Abdel Baset Mohmed al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie.
By Steve James, 29 July 2009
Around 20,000 people demonstrated in Kilmarnock July 26 against the planned closure of the Johnnie Walker’s whisky bottling plant by the major drinks transnational Diageo.
Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 25 July 2009
The following leaflet is being distributed by the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) to Sunday’s march and rally in Kilmarnock against the announcement by Diageo, the world’s largest drinks manufacturer, that it is shedding 900 jobs across Scotland.
By Stephen Alexander, 18 July 2009
One of the world’s largest drinks manufacturers Diageo announced July 1 the closure of the Johnnie Walker whisky bottling plant in Kilmarnock and distillery at Port Dundas, Glasgow.
By Steve James, 11 May 2009
In the upcoming European elections, the Scottish Socialist Party is advancing it own Scottish rival to the British nationalism of the No2EU.
By David Fisher, 21 April 2009
On April 1 an AS332L2 Super Puma helicopter carrying personnel from BP’s Miller platform crashed into the North Sea with the loss of two crew and 14 passengers.
By Steve James, 18 April 2009
The ruling Labour group of Glasgow City Council has decided to press ahead with the closure of 20 primary schools and nurseries in the city.
By our reporters, 18 April 2009
Reporters for the World Socialist Web Site covered a demonstration Friday outside Glasgow City Chambers against the city council’s planned closure of 11 primary schools and nine nurseries.
By Niall Green, 20 March 2009
The failure of the two leading banking groups based in Edinburgh has severely compromised the Scottish National Party’s campaign for independence.
By Steve James, 8 November 2008
The Labour Party’s unexpected by-election victory in the Glenrothes constituency in Fife, Scotland, followed widespread forecasts that it would lose the previously safe seat to the Scottish National Party.
In wake of global financial crisis
By Steve James, 28 October 2008
The global financial meltdown has severely compromised the economic basis of the Scottish National Party’s strategy for independence.