Monthly Archives: January 2012

Challenges facing the trade union movement in Scotland

Professor Gregor Gall, Professor of Industrial Relations, University of Hertfordshire (This is the text of a talk given to the annual general meeting of the Glasgow Trades Council, 29 February 2012). The challenges facing the trade union movement in Scotland … Continue reading

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What Future for Europe?

Will the Euro zone survive the next 12 months? If not can the EU survive? These questions, unthinkable 12 months ago, are now asked routinely in financial markets and in every major political forum across the world. The purpose of … Continue reading

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China's Long March to Where?

Bill Bonnar looks at the challenges and contradictions of one of the most powerful economies in the world, China. Earlier this year it was announced that China had overtaken Japan as the world’s second largest economy with the prediction that … Continue reading

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Dirty work on clean energy

The  workers at notorious privateer Carillion’s energy services division have just received an unpleasant lesson in how the government’s expenditure cuts programme really works. Rather than saving taxpayers’ money, it’s actually just stopping people being taxpayers at all and turning them … Continue reading

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