Stand Up Against Repression by Stirling University Bosses

by Richie Venton, SSP trade union organiser In an outrageous act of repression, the bosses of the University of Stirling have suspended 13 students who staged an entirely peaceful occupation of C-block in solidarity with striking UCU members last November/December. The young students (including several SSP members) have been suspended from the campus for 8 […]

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UNISON defends the right to independence vote

Richie Venton, SSP Workplace Organiser  Well done UNISON! At the Scottish Council of branch delegates in Scotland’s biggest trade union, an overwhelming majority voted in support of a second independence referendum at the time of the Scottish parliament’s choosing. This is a momentous breakthrough for democracy, from the biggest component member of the biggest civic […]

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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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