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The role of the RMT in changing Labour: A reply to our critics

By Peter Taaffe, General Secretary. Socialist Party England and Wales Rob Sewell, from the IMT group, recently attacked the Socialist Party of England and Wales because of the position that we have adopted on the question of union affiliations to ...

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Indyref 2: SNP fire the starting gun but offer no solutions to austerity

By Philip Stott  The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament among MSPs the vote is a formality. The exact timing of the referendum is not ...

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Scotland 2017: A year of turmoil and rising working class anger against capitalism

The following document dealing with perspectives for Scotland for 2017 was discussed, debated and agreed at the Socialist Party Scotland conference that took place on February 11th 2017. The document covers issues including the prospects for an indyref 2, the SNP’s ...

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The guard stays on the train – RMT members defeat ScotRail bosses

By Philip Stott  After a major campaign of strike action over the summer, ScotRail guards have won a big victory in their fight to keep the conductor on the train. This breakthrough proves that determined strike action works. The agreement ...

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TUC congress: Organise mass working class resistance to austerity

Rob Williams, Socialist Party England and Wales industrial organiser TUC congress is taking place at the end of what has seemed like a hot summer, industrially at least. In the run up to the event, the figures for days lost ...

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RMT strike action forces concessions from ScotRail bosses

Socialist Party Scotland reporters Following 12 days of strike action, RMT members working as conductors (guards) on ScotRail services have wrestled important concessions from management. The new offer from the Dutch-owned rail company Abellio marks a vindication of the determined ...

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North sea oil workers set to strike

By Jamie Cocozza, Unite member On the 24th of July, the Unite and RMT unions will stage a 24-hour strike across eight Shell oil and gas platforms as the first step in an organised campaign of industrial action over the ...

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RMT conference takes a fighting stand

Socialist Party members in RMT The 2016 annual general meeting (conference) of the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) took place 26-30 June against a backdrop of heightened conflict in both the industrial and political arenas. RMT’s battle against ...

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Scotrail: RMT members strike for safety over profit

Text of Socialist Party Scotland leaflet Socialist Party Scotland and the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) give our 100% support to the RMT and their strike action at ScotRail/Abellio. This strike shows yet again that it’s ordinary workers ...

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