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Austerity economics don’t add up and Scotland’s public services are living through a lost decade

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The political energy released during the referendum campaign is focused on inequality during Scotland’s Challenge Poverty Week.

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Ending the public sector pay cap could raise millions

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Lifting the pay cap would be beneficial for both the exchequer and the economy.

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Strong unions won you your rights, not kind-hearted rich men

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Decent pay and conditions for working people didn’t simply fall out of the sky.

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Striking council workers and other public sector employees have a point – enough is enough

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Local government has borne the brunt of the coalition’s ‘austerity’ measures.

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The brutal impact of austerity on Scotland’s public services

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Scotland’s budget is being slashed by more than £6 billion in real terms.

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Nominate your worst example of outsourcing

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Unison are inviting nominations for the all new ‘Wolfie Awards’ – focusing on waste and service failure caused by the outsourcing of public services.

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Outsourcing: the joke has always been on the workers

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Contracting out doesn’t improve efficiency – it just makes it easier to pay people less.

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Zero hour contract consultation attracts 36,000 responses

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A government consultation on zero-hours contracts has been flooded with 36,000 responses from people wanting to talk about problems and abuses.

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The government would be foolish to keep ignoring teaching assistants

Teaching assistantj

Market obsessives and state haters have led the backlash against teaching assistants.

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‘All hail the rich’ – the reality behind tory tax claims

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Right-wingers have been exalting the contribution of the UK’s richest 1 per cent to income tax revenue over recent months. However it’s worth looking at the detail behind these figures.

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