By Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party England and Wales In one week, the labour movement has suffered two big blows with the deaths of trade union left leader Bob Crow and now of Tony Benn. Bob Crow’s death came ...Read More »
Sam Morecroft, Sheffield UCU anti-casualisation officer (personal capacity) The Socialist Party and ...
By Weizmann Hamilton, Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), Johannesburg Inside two months following h...
By a Socialist Party Scotland reporter Dundee’s social care workers have inflicted a significa...
Dave Semple, PCS Scotland Chair (personal capacity) Last year saw the UK government forced to beat a...
By Gary Clark, Secretary CWU Scotland No.2 branch The CWU executive committee has agreed a national ...
Workers and Socialist Party The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) has registered for the elections to the national assembly and for the provincial legislatures of North West, Limpopo and Gauteng. The national candidate list was made public at a ...Read More »
The Impact of Cuts on Women By Nicola Crawford, Glasgow It’s triple jeopardy for women living with the impact of the Tory cuts. To date almost £15 billion worth of cuts per year have been made to benefits, tax credits, ...Read More »
By Philip Stott The Public and Civil Service Union (PCS) has voted overwhelmingly to put opposition to all cuts at the centre of the debate on the referendum on Scottish independence. As PCS national president Janice Godrich explained, “PCS informs ...Read More »
By Glasgow Unison Reporter The Glasgow care workers strike action is growing stronger and more solid. After taking two 48-hour strikes in January the around 400 Unison members involved have now just completed a 72-hour strike over the Valentine’s weekend. ...Read More »
By Philip Stott. Posted 5th February 2014.
Today's vote in the Scottish parliament has confirmed that no tenant in Scotland will have to pay the Bedroom Tax from 1st April 2014. The Scottish government have at last, albeit almost a year after the introduction of the hated Tax, ensured the money will be available to cover every tenant's Bedroom Tax in Scotland. This is a huge victory for the campaign.Read More »
"It is a misnomer to call the situation in Glasgow a Strike - this is a Bolshevist uprising." These were the words of the Secretary of State for Scotland to describe what was happening in Glasgow at the beginning of 1919 and in particular, what came to be known as the "Battle of George Square". (see picture opposite of tanks in George Square)Read More »
She was dubbed the Iron Lady, a description she wore with pride as she ruthlessly tried to solve the difficulties British capitalism found itself in by launching brutal attack after attack on the working class. However she was not invincible as Liverpool City Council and the All-Britain Anti-Poll Tax Federation demonstrated. Some common themes unite these two struggles – a clear set of demands, a clear strategy to achieve them and the involvement of the mass of working class people in active defiance. The role of Militant, the forerunner of the Socialist Party, was crucial in these important victories over Thatcher.Read More »