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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Suspended for speaking out for workers

by Jim Bollan Free speech on West Dunbartonshire Council is a thing of the past if you try to protect Council worker’s pay and conditions. As a Scottish Socialist Party Councillor I instinctively worked with the Trades Unions against the SNP Council’s imposition of cuts in workers wages and conditions. To be suspended for 9 […]

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The Heroes Within

by Dusty Miller The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. – Omar Khayyam I fear we are about to be inundated by a plethora of post-mortems, a promiscuity of […]

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