Scotrail Bosses Mix Lies with Declaration of War on Safety

by Richie Venton, SSP national trade union organiser The morning before the first 24-hour strike by Scotrail train guards/conductors in defence of public safety, a group of RMT union activists gathered outside Abellio’s Glasgow HQ. They brought their own table and chairs, and set it up outside the entrance to the Dutch state company’s offices […]

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Keep The Guards On Our Trains – Support the RMT Strikes

by Richie Venton, SSP national trade union organiser Train conductors/guards in the Rail, Maritime & Transport workers’ union – RMT – have just announced a series of strikes on Scotrail, starting on Tuesday 21st June. Their action – strikes accompanied by overtime bans – is designed to halt Abellio bosses in their dash for Driver […]

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Caledonian MacBrayne remains public!

Slightly earlier than the demo banners above anticipated, the Scottish Government have announced their preferred bidder for the West Coast – keeping Caledonian MacBrayne ferries public. The Scottish Socialist Party welcomes this announcement. We oppose all privatisation and rent-seeking capitalism. Richie Venton, the SSP’s national workplace organiser celebrated: “This is a victory for united, militant […]

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“SIGN OR BE SACKED” say the capitalist gannets!

by Richie Venton ‘Sign or be sacked’ is the dictatorial motto of many employers right now, as they issue workers an ultimatum to accept slashed wages and conditions or be sacked. That’s the approach of B&Q bosses recently as they hacked thousands of pounds off many workers wages to compensate for the miserly 50p premium […]

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Keep a Steel Town, not a Ghost Town!

It was the best SSP street stall since the halcyon days of the referendum, when masses of people were thirsty for politics on the street. At the last minute this morning – because local SSP members were all at work – Joe, Willie and I headed to Motherwell to advertise the SSP public meeting at […]

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