Trade unions must become advocates of independence and socialism

Richie Venton, SSP National Workplace Organiser The public declaration in favour of a second referendum on Scottish independence by current general secretary of the STUC, Grahame Smith, is not only extremely welcome, but of profound significance. In truth, Grahame is applying the ABCs of democracy; the right of the Scottish people to determine their own future, […]

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Victory to the UCU Strikers!

Richie Venton, SSP National Workplace Organiser Nobody likes to strike, nobody likes to lose 8 days’ salary, nobody likes to cancel classes. But honestly, I’m exhausted. That one comment from a striking UCU member encapsulates the conditions that have driven over 40,000 staff in 61 universities—twelve of them in Scotland—to take eight days’ strike action […]

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National Conference 2019

Morgan Lewis-Wilson, SSP Social Media Coordinator November the 9th marked the date of the Scottish Socialist Party’s 2019 annual conference, a coming together of members from across the nation to discuss and debate the direction of the SSP. A Brexit General Election? Conflict over Brexit in Westminster came to a head last month with the […]

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National Conference 2018

At the SSP National Conference 2018, after full hustings for contested posts and statements from the nominees, the party elected its office-bearers. The 2018/2019 members of the committee are as follows: Joint National Spokespeople: Colin Fox, Róisín McLaren National co-Chairs: Calum Martin, Christine McVicar National Secretary: Hugh Cullen National Treasurer and Membership Secretary: Jim McVicar National […]

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