N30 and after: was that it? A debate on the public sector strikes
Gregor Gall analyses the 30 November strikes. With a response by Heather Wakefield

Putting the cart before the horse
When the Trades Union Congress meets in Liverpool this September, it does so as a venerable institution of 141 years standing. But what relevance to the contemporary world of work and worker representation does it now have? By Gregor Gall

Beyond bread and butter
From postal workers to policemen, public sector workers have been linking their demands for decent working conditions with the quality of the services they provide and begun to create new alliances. They still need more imaginative thinking, says Gregor Gall, but does this approach provide a way forward for trade unions generally, in the private sector as well as the public

Is the party over?
The 2007 Scottish elections are being billed as ‘make or break’ for the Scottish Socialist Party, which has struggled to build on its electoral breakthrough in 2003. Gregor Gall argues that its success is crucial to the left both north and south of the border