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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Noble Lord wields knife paid for by victim

by Ken Ferguson Knife crime is much in the news these days but it is unusual to read reports of victims who have been stabbed with a weapon that they bought for their assailant. But that is what has happened in the case of New Labour cabinet minister Lord Adonis as he stuck the knife […]

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Build a mass, united public sector demo on 10th April

by Richie Venton Two major trade union events in the space of 48 hours demonstrate the seething anger at public sector cuts, the potential for a united resistance across the trade unions, and the potency, increasing popularity and urgent necessity of the Scottish Socialist Party’s alternatives to this assault on jobs, services and conditions. EIS […]

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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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Landslide for national postal strikes

by Richie Venton Royal Mail workers have voted by a record-breaking majority to take national strike action against the concerted assault on their jobs, pay, workloads, the service they deliver to the public – and the attempts to smash the Communication Workers’ Union as a national union. They voted by over 3:1 for national strikes […]

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