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JJB workers to go out on strike

JJB workers are calling for a higher basic wage

The BBC are reporting that unionised workers at Greater Manchester-based JJB Sports plan to go on strike next week calling for better wages and conditions, according to the GMB Union.

The great Olympic rip-off

Rob Ray reveals the double standards being applied as the sporting juggernaught tears up London

Ryder Cup clothing workers to strike

Workers making clothes for the European Ryder Cup golf team, will begin a work-to-rule and overtime ban on Friday.

1883-today: The radical history of Aussie rules football

Australian rules football

A history of Aussie rules football and its intersection with working class politics since the first football strike in 1883.

The soccer war, 1969 - Ryszard Kapuscinski

A short account of the "soccer war" between El Salvador and Honduras which was sparked by rioting during the second North American qualifying round for the 1970 World Cup.

Alex Ferguson - manager and striker

Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United was involved in the Glasgow apprentices strike and a walkout at Falkirk FC.

Sporting victory for community in Milton, Glasgow

An eight year long campaign to save the St. Augustine's football pitches in Milton, Glasgow has finally triumphed, with a £2.4m investment in community facilities.

Commonwealth Games pitches close

In 2014, Glasgow intends to host the Commonwealth Games.

In 2007 and 2008, Glasgow intends to prepare for that great event by selling off football pitches at Maryhill Road, North Kelvinside; Acre Road, Summerston; and Cowlairs Park, Springburn.

Capitalism killing football

Richard Griffin analyses the decline of top-flight English football, its causes, and potential solutions.

Scotland: Baths and halls re-open in victory for local community

Kenny McLachlan, late chairperson of Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, had the last laugh from beyond the grave, when red faced council bosses agreed to re-open Maryhill’s popular Burgh Halls and Swimming Baths.