Following the announcement of an unprecedented offensive by the
government on its own employees in the civil service the PCS (Public
and Commercial Services Union) is mobilising its entire membership to
take the government head on.
The Blair government is putting the lessons it has learned in Iraq to
good use in attacking workers at home. They have unleashed a campaign
of shock and awe against their own workers in the civil service.
The Scottish Socialist Party, once heralded by many on the left as the
most successful socialist experiment in recent times, is in the process
of tearing itself apart after sacking its founder and leader Tommy
Sheridan as the party’s convener. Officially he is now simply a