SSP’s 10 seat election challenge puts Labour and SNP front benchers in its sights

The 2010 General Election will see the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) contest the seats of Chancellor Alistair Darling in Edinburgh South West, Overseas Development Secretary Douglas Alexander in Paisley and Renfrewshire South, one SNP front bencher, Stewart Hosie, in Dundee East alongside the Livingston seat previously held by suspended Labour MP Jim Devine, in a […]

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Tartan profiteers caught red-handed!

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser The SNP government has been caught with their hands in the taxpayers’ till, dipping into public funds to bail out a multi-millioned strike-breaking company that wants to endanger the safety of its workers and the public! During the current strikes by First Scotrail guards/conductors, against the imposition of […]

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Striking for safety on the railways

by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser The first 24-hour strike by Rail Maritime and Transport union members who work as guards/conductors on Scotrail was a resounding success. These guards/conductors are standing up for public safety – as well as jobs and the threatened erosion of the ‘rate for the job’ – against First Scotrail’s […]

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SSP supports postal workers strike

by Richie Venton The Scottish Socialist Party is in full support of the thousands of postal workers who are staging strike action and other protests on Friday 17th July, in anger at arbitrary cuts to staffing levels and service levels to the public. These cuts are being imposed by Royal Mail bosses in flagrant breach […]

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Edinburgh binmen refuse to lift £70 a week less as council demands cuts

by Colin Fox The Scottish Socialist Party received a call from David Cameron last week. But this wasn’t the David Cameron born with a silver spoon in his mouth who went to Eton or votes Tory. He is a bin man with Edinburgh City Council and has been for 21 years. David contacted us to ask for help after the Council’s SNP / Liberal administration informed him […]

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