Conflict over Brexit in Westminster came to a head last month with the announcement of another snap-general election scheduled for December 12th. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations. 14 Oct Unite votes to cut affiliation fee to Labour. 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. Join the Socialist Conflict over Brexit in Westminster came to a head last month with the […] 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. The Socialist 26 June 2019 | 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. Party, Subscribe 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. 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Over 150 Usdaw delegates and visitors joined another hundred activists to march from outside the conference to where Robinson had been reportedly due to speak - with no sign of him once we arrived. While party members democratically decided not to stand in the upcoming snap-election, one thing was made clear in the debates following: the Scottish Socialist Party will not sit back in times of brutal austerity and Tory tyranny. The attacks against workers have been relentless since the Tory-imposed, Blairite-backed austerity agenda. 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. 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. , Both the ISA and the refounded CWI have published their perspectives on the split. 14 Oct Locked down, hard up - Fight back! 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. The union's 'Time for Better Pay' campaign, launched in the last year, has featured heavily. Usdaw shop workers' union activists meet via Zoom, Non-fiction: Left Out - the inside story of Labour under Corbyn. | Donate Are cooperatives the answer to a failing capitalist system? There can't be anyone who isn't touched. 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. Their pressure forced the Birmingham City Council to show its cracks. 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. 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. 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. Those workers facing low pay, job loss, speed-ups, the whole gig economy as well as an increase in bullying and harassment at work, in the drive for increased profits for the few, would never forgive socialists who turned aside and left them to their fate, while they fruitlessly sought alternative routes to system change. 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 Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) is an international association of Trotskyist political parties. 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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.. , A second group, in support of the majority of the CWI's International Executive Committee, declared itself the CWI Majority in August 2019 and renamed itself International Socialist Alternative on 1 February 2020. 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This was decided on the basis that the upcoming election would be polarised on the lines of Brexit, leaving little space for the SSP to raise our programme of working-class demands for socialism, peace, and liberation. East Mids: 077 3797 8057. 14 Oct Unite votes to cut affiliation fee to Labour. North East: 078 4114 4890 . | 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!". 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. The NSSN can play a vital role in bringing trade unions together in the fight for socialist change, not climate change. In her address to delegates, Socialist Party member and Usdaw president Amy Murphy contrasted her approach with that of her predecessor. All payments are made through a secure server. 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 call for this protest was launched the previous day, by Socialist Party member and Usdaw Broad Left chair Iain Dalton. Similarly, the members of the Executive Committee and party officers are elected directly by the membership as a whole. We’ve been doing just that since the very beginning in 1904. It is through workers' coordinated struggle that we can get results such as decent pay, hours and conditions. The Socialist 8 May 2019 | Indeed, the latter demonstrates that - victorious - great shifts can even be achieved under the most appalling conditions capitalism throws at us today. For me, it renewed my determination to continue the fight against the deterioration of my members' terms and conditions.". East Mids: 077 3797 8057. 14 Oct Locked down, hard up - Fight back! Delegates and visitors have so far bought 86 copies of the Socialist - and counting. Our party’s policies are decided by a ballot of all our members following full debate at our Annual Conference.