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 workers
- Lynn Henderson, national officer for PCS in Scotland and Northern Ireland, reflects on PCS’ successful pay campaign ballot and their bottom-up organising model.
Steve’s article is very much in tune with the motion our branch submitted to the Unite national policy conference.
Lynn’s article speaks about the influence of the American organiser Jane McAlevey. If you would like to borrow her excellent book Raising Expectations and Raising Hell get in touch.
This issue of the SLR shows how unions are offering alternatives to austerity, responding to modern technology and Tory legislation and helping protect and empower workers throughout these challenging times.