Demand Free Public Transport, Not a Tax On Workers

SSP National Workplace Organiser Richie Venton discusses the recent SNP/Green workplace car parking tax initiative, highlighting the price workers shall have to pay for the government’s token environmentalism. The SNP and Scottish Green Party have combined forces to push through a measure via the Transport Bill which is an appalling attack on the living standards […]

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The case for free public transport

The Scottish Socialist Party is a proud advocate of a world-class, fare-free public transport system for Scotland. Transport has undergone enormous changes in recent decades, both in Scotland and across the world. Some have been cyclical: in Scotland’s capital, trams were built, dismantled, and then reintroduced. In other areas, we have seen consistent trends like […]

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SCOTTISH SOCIALISTS OPPOSE PRIVATE SCOTRAIL FRANCHISE

Colin Fox, national SSP spokesman, today echoed union criticism of the Scottish government’s decision to award the Scotrail franchise to Dutch firm Abellio rather than taking it back into public hands. He said: “Like the rail unions we believe that Scotland’s railways should be in public ownership and public investment in them devoted to improved […]

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Huge boost for SSP’s Free Public Transport Campaign with Union Backing

by Colin Fox Whilst the political parties at Westminster were all agreeing to decimate public services the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) passed a resolution at its annual conference in Brighton to support the introduction of free public transport to combat global warming, reduce pollution and road traffic accidents and improve social inclusion. The […]

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The Case For Free Public Transport

Nine points arguing the case for free public transport Free fares would be the biggest single pro-environment policy enacted by any national government anywhere on the planet, dramatically slashing car use and CO2 emissions. Free fares would be the biggest anti-poverty, pro-social inclusion policy enacted in Scotland, or anywhere else in the UK. It is […]

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