This page shows a consolidated version of the individual rallies and events that I covered as part of the industrial campaigns in Glasgow and Lanarkshire over the Autumn and Winter of 20222/23. The most recent are shown first. Click on each image for a high resolution version
A selection of these images appear in my article published in Issue 38 of Progressive Street Zine
Educational Institute of Scotland Glasgow branch rally held outside Nicola Sturgeon's constituency office, Govanhill.
Joint Trade Union demonstration held outside Glasgow City Chambers as the Glasgow City Council budget is set.
On the 10th February 2023 the Power To The People Glasgow campaign group held a protest outside the Glasgow offices of Avarto, following media coverage of forced entries into people's properties by this company on behalf of British gas to force fit prepayment meters
South Lanarkshire Educational Institute of Scotland branch rally attended by striking teachers and supporters held in Hamilton on Friday 3rd February 2023
Scottish Trades Union Congress Right To Strike rally held in Glasgow on 1st February 2023, a day when half a million workers went on strike across the UK, and in protest against the UK governments plans to introduce anti-strike legislation.
Paisley Strike Solidarity's inaugural rally in support of striking workers and the right to strike. 
Educational Institute of Scotland rally held on Monday 16th January 2023 outside Glasgow City Chambers following picket lines as teachers in Glasgow and East Lothian kick off the next series of one day strikes.
On Saturday 17th December 2022 the Glasgow Strike Solidarity movement organised a rally in support of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers who were on strike that day. Supporters met at Buchanan Street Galleries steps and then marched through the city centre to join the RMT picket line outside Central Station.
On 16th December 2022 Power To The People Glasgow held a rally outside the Scottish Power HQ in St Vincent Street and then proceeded to march through the city to the Scottish & Southern Energy offices in Waterloo Street. This march was part of the ongoing protest against rising energy costs.
The Educational Institute of Scotland is the largest teaching union in Scotland. On Thursday 24th November 2022 it's members started strike action which closed schools across the country. This took place against a background on industrial unrest which is documented on other pages here, and also coincided with strikes affecting universities and the postal service. The images shown here were taken at that rally held in Glasgow Green at lunchtime following a morning of picket line activity at schools around the country.
On 28th October 2022 the Glasgow Strike Solidarity movement held a protest in the city centre against the appointment of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. This appointment had taken place earlier in the week after a vote of Conservative MPs, this being the second PM recently to take office without a public decision mandated at the ballot box. On this occasion the protestors gathered at Buchanan Street subway and then proceeded to march a route through the city centre eventually arriving back at George Square, stopping at a few key locations along the way. The images here cover the event up to the rally outside J P Morgan office in Waterloo Street.
These images show the The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers picket line outside Central Station, then the subsequent march through the city centre where the pickets and supporters met with further pickets and supporters from the Communications Workers Union at the junction of Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street. The procession then congregated on the steps outside Buchanan Galleries where a crowd of several thousand listened to various speakers. This was the first of the Enough Is Enough campaign public demonstrations and was replicated at around fifty locations through Britain attracting around 100,000. 
These images were taken on 30th September 2022 at the Unite demonstration held outside the Scottish Power HQ in St Vincent Street Glasgow
Power To The People Glasgow demonstration outside the OFGEM offices in Glasgow following the regulator's price cap increase announcement on Friday 26th August 2022
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