What’s going on at Ferguson?

There has been an organised smear campaign against the workers in the Ferguson shipyard. Events have been blown out of proportion. Media reports ignore the role of management and insult workers when they say ‘the best have left’ and the company ‘can’t find skilled workers’. Scottish workers need Ferguson. We need meaningful work in aContinue reading “What’s going on at Ferguson?”

Muirhouse: ‘This is just the beginning’

Watch the full meeting here. On 27 November 2021 Workers Party deputy leader Joti Brar fought Storm Arwen to visit Muirhouse and speak at a meeting hosted in the Millennium Centre by the local Edinburgh branch. Joti spoke of the need to rebuild a sense of class – in particular to rebuild class unity inContinue reading “Muirhouse: ‘This is just the beginning’”

Public meeting in Edinburgh Saturday 27 November

Concerned about working conditions? Lack of secure work? Lack of affordable housing? Failing services? A future for our kids? Workers Party deputy leader JOTI BRAR will be speaking at MUIRHOUSE MILLENNIUM CENTRE on Saturday 27 November on all of these issues and more. The Workers Party are seeking change in Muirhouse and Drylaw. Joti hasContinue reading “Public meeting in Edinburgh Saturday 27 November”

Support Ferguson Marine!

We demand that the Scottish government support Scottish heavy marine industry, and ensure that the twenty-one boats that the current ferry plan proposes to buy are built in Scottish shipyards. We are an island nation with a rich industrial history, a skilled workforce, and world-leading science and technology capabilities. We have been building boats onContinue reading “Support Ferguson Marine!”

Nationalism does not benefit Scottish workers

In 2014 Scottish workers revolted against the British economic system. ‘Austerity’ and ‘inequality’ were the words on everyone’s lips during the months leading up to the referendum. But this revolt against the British economic system was channeled into opposition to the British constitution and the union. The desire for working class power was channeled intoContinue reading “Nationalism does not benefit Scottish workers”

Scotland’s drug death shame

1,339 people in Scotland died from drug-related deaths in 2020. That number is higher than the yearly deaths from Aids in Niger, higher than the yearly deaths in the Philippines’ drug war, and higher than the yearly deaths due to Saudi airstrikes in Yemen. The number of drug deaths in Scotland in 2020 was equivalentContinue reading “Scotland’s drug death shame”

Fight the new wave of Covid evictions!

In the wake of a third wave of Covid infections, we are now set to see a tidal wave of evictions. Thousands of Scottish families face homelessness, and record numbers are already in temporary accommodation. Despite the emergency ban on evictions – which ended in June – the Sunday Mail discovered that landlords in ScotlandContinue reading “Fight the new wave of Covid evictions!”

Extend free bus travel – bring back public ownership!

The Scottish bus network was one of the many victims of Tory privatisation in the 1980s. That was when the Conservative government in Westminster took it out of public ownership and sold it off – supposedly on the free market, but really into the hands of a few big corporations who have put profit beforeContinue reading “Extend free bus travel – bring back public ownership!”