Tories Admit Guilt – But Continue Insecure Work Crimes

by Richie Venton When is a radical new package of workers’ rights nothing of the kind? When it’s announced by a besieged Tory government, increasingly bombarded by public anger at the horrendous insecurity of jobs and workplace rights in Britain. Theresa May is today trumpeting a package of measures that her spin doctors describe as […]

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Edinburgh Fringe: Wheel of Misfortune

Lothians branch are highlighting the poverty pay and precarious employment practices that shame the Fringe and wider Scottish economy. The Wheel of Mis-Fortune is always turning, but what tales of woe from employment in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will it predict for you? Will you ‘volunteer’ for full shifts as a steward? Get 60p an […]

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Thirty Pence is not Enough!

by Calum Martin People who have spent a little time in Edinburgh will know the SSP Living Wage campaigns regularly on Princes Street. Sunday the 1st of April saw the Lothians branch pull off something a little different. On Easter Sunday, the Minimum Wage for those over 25 rose by about 30p, up to £7.83. […]

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Appeal to Scotland’s ‘Corbynistas’

Join with Scotland’s already-existing socialist party by Richie Venton, SSP national workplace organiser The SSP welcomes the massive boost to public debate around left-wing, anti-austerity, anti-war, socialist ideas that Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership challenge and current re-election campaign has triggered. We welcome the emergence of those new activists motivated to defend Jeremy from the vitriolic attacks […]

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OECD: Casualisation and Poverty Pay cause real UK wages Slump

by Colin Fox A shocking analysis from the TUC – using data from from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has found that workers in Britain, virtually alone across 35 OECD nations, have seen average wages plunge in value since 2007. Only workers in the crisis hit economies of Greece and Portugal have also […]

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