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The hall was again packed for the 2019 annual conference of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN), the rank-and-file trade union organisation set up initially by the RMT transport union and its late, and missed, general secretary Bob Crow in 2006. 14 Oct Unite votes to cut affiliation fee to Labour. 14 Oct Locked down, hard up - Fight back! But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given. Two of these workshops - on fighting the cuts and organising workers for climate change strike and protest action in September - were so well-attended, they were, in effect, mini-conferences! Our job is to combine and assist the various strands of opposition to capitalism and big business not to abandon one and hunt for non-existent short cuts. The 2019 Socialism Conference, which had the tag line “No Borders, No Bosses, No Binaries,” contained a cross-section of the most pertinent hard-left thought in America. While strong arguments were made both for standing and not, it was eventually decided that the Scottish Socialist Party would not contest seats in December. NSSN conference 2019: at the heart of trade union struggle. Usdaw conference 2019 Shop workers demand action on pay, jobs and the right. 'It's not fair' - lockdown students demand free education, West London Socialist Party: The US presidential election, Socialist Students & Young Socialists national zoom rally, Bristol North Socialist Party: How a revolutionary party grows, Cardiff West Socialist Party: The US presidential election, Holiday Inn, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2JF. The SSP will be advocating a radical vision for independence, and not an economically right-wing, austerity-powered change of flags. This was decided on the basis that the upcoming election would be polarised on the lines of … Party, Subscribe   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook, NSSN rally: Workers must not pay the price of Covid, Demand a fightback from the TUC and unions, Nottingham: Socialists and anti-racists oppose right-wing march, Greek workers and socialists celebrate convictions of Golden Dawn fascists, Birmingham HS2 protest against bosses' attacks on trade union organisation, Tate strike: "Coronavirus - no reason to fire us!". Unions in Britain need to take this issue seriously, and mobilise their power and influence to win support for a just transition - one that places workers' interests at its heart, based on public ownership and democratic planning, from the local to the national to the global scale. The NSSN plays a vital role - not just in supporting disputes, but also coordinating between trade unions and their members at a time when this is required most. The conference itself has seen several debates so far. Birmingham's Labour council has been brought to its knees in the last two years by two groups of its own staff - the home carers and bin workers. Socialist Party members have had many disagreements and run-ins with union leaders in the past - and there will continue to be those in the future as well! Unison: The Socialist is backing Hugo Pierre - for a fighting socialist general secretary! The NSSN can play a vital role in bringing trade unions together in the fight for socialist change, not climate change. North West 079 5437 6096. |   Strikes are cropping up, particularly in previously unorganised areas such as Uber, Amazon, and others. Youth climate strikers addressing the NSSN conference, 6.7.19, photo by Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge). If two sets of workers can bring the second largest city's council to its knees, imagine what pressure national strikes would put on this extremely weak and divided Tory government. Wales: 079 3539 1947. Our party’s policies are decided by a ballot of all our members following full debate at our Annual Conference. PCS union: listen to members, link the campaigns - we can win fight on pay, Usdaw union conference demands action on pay, jobs and the right. The magnificent HM Revenue and Customs strikes in Ealing to keep their office open have won a deferment of closure pending further talks. There have been inspirational strikes in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where outsourced workers employed by Aramark and ISS have won concessions on pay. North West 079 5437 6096 Members of the Scottish Socialist Party discussed and debated whether or not the party should stand in this election. The evidence is now compelling that global warming and extreme weather events are linked to climate change. Indeed, the latter demonstrates that - victorious - great shifts can even be achieved under the most appalling conditions capitalism throws at us today. The Birmingham workers' victories show us a glimmer of what could be achieved, and should be used as inspiration in the workers' movement! Corinthia Ward, Birmingham North Socialist Party. Instead it found expression through a debate on restoring pay ballots within Tesco. Socialists support every move that seeks to end gender or other inequality, but here is another example that real material gains for women in Scotland were won by ordinary workers taking united action. PCS has played an important role in campaigning for the climate as a trade union issue. function fbs_click() {u=location.href;t=document.title;''+encodeURIComponent(u)+'&t='+encodeURIComponent(t),'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');return false;}, Link to this page:, Usdaw conference delegates protesting against Tommy Robinson, 6.5.19, photo by Usdaw Activist   (Click to enlarge). Tag Archives: Conference 2019 Socialist Party Policy on Dealing with Complaints of Sexual Harassment or Assault The Socialist Party is committed to the struggle of the working class and all the oppressed for socialist change by overthrowing capitalism as a system, and all the injustices and inequalities that this system perpetuates. The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. In a moment when class struggle is back on the agenda, social movements are gaining strength, and socialism is on every tongue, the Socialism 2020 conference is the gathering place for everyone fighting for a better world. © 2020 The Socialist Party of Great Britain. When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few. 14 Oct Locked down, hard up - Fight back! Morgan Lewis-Wilson, SSP Social Media Coordinator. 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. The NSSN now has ten national trade union affiliates, and general union Unite, the RMT and the Communication Workers Union all sent their general secretaries or another senior officer to speak. The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. Not only is their party in complete disarray because of the outcome of the EU referendum - but their anti-trade union laws, designed to stop struggle, have failed to cow workers. They have shown the potential of what can be achieved when workers coordinate our disputes. There have been a number of demands to extend the campaign, with motions passing such as including 16 to 17-year-olds in the £10 minimum wage demand. But it is bodies like the NSSN which can unite and strengthen the workers' movement from bottom to top. 'It's not fair' - lockdown students demand free education, West London Socialist Party: The US presidential election, Socialist Students & Young Socialists national zoom rally, Bristol North Socialist Party: How a revolutionary party grows, Cardiff West Socialist Party: The US presidential election. In July 2019, the Socialist Party (England and Wales) and its international supporters from nine countries (a minority) declined to attend the original CWI's International Executive Committee meeting and instead held a meeting in London in which the CWI was declared "refounded" by the delegates in attendance.[1][2]. The Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) is an international association of Trotskyist political parties. |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook, Usdaw elections: the battle for a fighting union, Usdaw elections: Defend members' right to participate, Support Ikea workers - reinstate Richie Venton, Fight for jobs and homes for all - defend the right to asylum, Tories put profit first: Gambling with our jobs and lives, Job Support Scheme - too little, too late. One group, which had founded the “In Defence of a Working Class and Trotskyist CWI” (IDWCTCWI) faction in November 2018 in support of the CWI's International Secretariat. The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. Corinthia Ward, Birmingham North Socialist Party. Nos valeurs sont au service du progrès humain dans toutes ses dimensions : l’émancipation individuelle, la redistribution des richesses, la préservation écologique, la souveraineté démocratique, la conquête de nouveaux droits. In her address to delegates, Socialist Party member and Usdaw president Amy Murphy contrasted her approach with that of her predecessor. From workers currently in struggle to those who might soon be entering it, those looking for support and solidarity, as well as trade union organisers wanting to share experiences in mobilising working-class people in 21st century austerity Britain. Similarly, the fraternal speaker from Blackpool Trade Union Council invited delegates to protest against far-right, racist Tommy Robinson's visit to Blackpool in the Monday lunchtime of conference. Not just to defeat the Tories, but so that if Jeremy Corbyn comes to power on an anti-austerity programme we can fight to ensure he is able to implement it. First-time attendee - Neil from the Fire Brigades Union said afterwards: "The conference was a great opportunity to speak with other union officials about their successes and the obstacles they are yet to overcome. This demonstrates the massive collective power workers have. East Mids: 077 3797 8057. The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. They expose the poor staffing levels and therefore the poor attitude the government has towards the most vulnerable in capitalist society. Not enough, however, which is why they are moving to indefinite strike action. There can't be anyone who isn't touched.

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