What’s going on at Ferguson?

There has been an organised smear campaign against the workers in the Ferguson shipyard. Events have been blown out of proportion. Media reports ignore the role of management and insult workers when they say ‘the best have left’ and the company ‘can’t find skilled workers’. Scottish workers need Ferguson. We need meaningful work in aContinue reading “What’s going on at Ferguson?”

Support Ferguson Marine!

We demand that the Scottish government support Scottish heavy marine industry, and ensure that the twenty-one boats that the current ferry plan proposes to buy are built in Scottish shipyards. We are an island nation with a rich industrial history, a skilled workforce, and world-leading science and technology capabilities. We have been building boats onContinue reading “Support Ferguson Marine!”

Scotland’s drug death shame

1,339 people in Scotland died from drug-related deaths in 2020. That number is higher than the yearly deaths from Aids in Niger, higher than the yearly deaths in the Philippines’ drug war, and higher than the yearly deaths due to Saudi airstrikes in Yemen. The number of drug deaths in Scotland in 2020 was equivalentContinue reading “Scotland’s drug death shame”

Fight the new wave of Covid evictions!

In the wake of a third wave of Covid infections, we are now set to see a tidal wave of evictions. Thousands of Scottish families face homelessness, and record numbers are already in temporary accommodation. Despite the emergency ban on evictions – which ended in June – the Sunday Mail discovered that landlords in ScotlandContinue reading “Fight the new wave of Covid evictions!”