RMT backs Colin’s RISE West Scotland campaign

Colin Turbett’s campaign to be elected as socialist MSP for West Scotland has been backed by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on the initiative of the union’s Glasgow Shipping Branch.

colin_turbettColin said: “As RISE lead candidate for West Scotland, I feel very proud to get backing from the RMT union. This is, I believe, a personal endorsement based on my relationship with RMT activists over many years in support of CalMac crew struggles. However it is also a reflection of the work done in recent times by Ayrshire SSP members collectively in support of the RMT campaign to stop the effective privatisation of West Coast ferry services. That fight is far from over.

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SSP announces top of Regional lists for 2011 Scottish Parliament election

by Kevin McVey

The Scottish Socialist Party has unveiled it’s lead candidates for the 2011 Scottish Parliament regional lists for the election to be held next May.
The list includes two former MSPs, Colin Fox and Frances Curran, SSP councillor on West Dunbartonshire council, Jim Bollan, along with leading SSP activists.

The SSP’s decision to contest all Scottish Regional lists will mean that every voter in Scotland will have the opportunity to vote for Scotland’s socialist party, founded in 1999.

The Scottish Socialist Party will campaign for the rejection of public spending cuts, for an alternative policy putting people before profit and for the core policy of the party, an independent socialist Scotland.

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