Scottish lecturers have won a major victory in their battle for fair and equal pay and nationally recognised terms and conditions in the college sector. Up to 5,000 members of the EIS – Further Education Lecturers Association (FELA) took national ...Read More »
What should socialists say about Brexit? Should we back continued membership of the single market an...
By Peter Taaffe, general secretary Socialist Party England and Wales “Biggest fall in living stand...
Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party England and Wales For a while it l...
Socialist Party Scotland's response to the SNP's Scottish budget As predicted, today’s draft b...
By Matt Dobson There have been large protests in Scotland in solidarity with the movement in Catalon...
Clive Heemskerk, Socialist Party England and Wales Although the majority of trade unions support the idea of a so-called ‘social Europe’ they have often opposed, at least on paper, the reality of European Union (EU) policies and not all of ...Read More »
Editorial statement from the Socialist Party England and Wales The referendum on 23 June is not just about the EU but is also an opportunity to pass verdict on Cameron and his rotten government. An ‘out’ vote would strike ...Read More »
By Lynn Walsh. From the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party England and Wales Every year the global capitalist elite meet at the World Economic Forum held at Davos, a posh Swiss ski resort. This year, the prevailing ...Read More »
Joshua Koritz, Socialist Alternative (CWI in the US) The results are in. Iowa Democrats and Republicans went to the caucuses on Tuesday and rejected the establishment’s picks. The Democratic caucuses were so close that neither candidate won a majority of ...Read More »
Statement from Socialist Party Scotland Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has proposed raising the Scottish Rate of Income Tax by a penny from April. Under Labour’s plan, £430 million a year would be available to compensate for the savage cuts facing ...Read More »
Harvey Duke reports (This article appears in the new issue of the Socialist - the paper of Socialist Party Scotland) This article was written just before further revelations were reported by the BBC and the Guardian on January 18 2016, that an ...Read More »
By Brian Smith and Jim McFarlane, Glasgow City Unison and Dundee City Unison branch secretaries (in a personal capacity) and Socialist Party Scotland Over the next few weeks, Scottish local authorities will be drawing up budgets that threaten devastating ...Read More »
Matt Dobson, Socialist Party Scotland According to press reports, the SNP Scottish government will provide a £195,000 short term subsidy package in early 2016 to threatened Lanarkshire Tata steel plants in Motherwell and Clydebridge. This will pay short time working ...Read More »
Philip Stott reports John Swinney’s budget for 2016 /17 has exploded the myth of an “anti-austerity” SNP-led Scottish government prepared to take on and confront Tory spending cuts. The Scottish government budget for next year and announced today has underlined ...Read More »