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The Socialist 12 July 2007

Fighting low pay, defending jobs and services

Fighting low pay, defending jobs and services

Victory to the postal workers

Public support for Post Office counters strike


Bob Crow calls for new party

National Shop Stewards Network conference: A good starting point for strengthening struggle


TGWU/Unite conference delegates cheer call for action on anti-trade union laws

Urgent appeal for solidarity from contract workers at the Gualberto Villarroel oil refinery in Cochabamba, Bolivia


Action needed to save the NHS

Campaign saves Swansea hospital unit

Sussex must fight back against NHS cuts

Durham health cuts show need for new workers' party


Wales Assembly coalition no answer to workers' problems

Cardiff: Fight school cuts and closures


Nurseries campaign embarrasses councillors

Southall Labour councillors cross floor

Council workers make a stand


The 'July days' - rich in lessons for today


London Underground derailment: Kick out dangerous profiteers!

Kwik Save workers betrayed by bosses and union


Socialist Party Youth and students


Political discourse can swing!


South Africa: union leaders call off biggest-ever strike

Slave-labour scandal in China

 
 

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Bob Crow calls for new party

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, addresses the National Shop Stewards Network conference July 2007

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, addresses the National Shop Stewards Network conference July 2007

A successful founding conference of the National Shop Stewards Network took place on Saturday 7 July with nearly 300 shop stewards and workplace representatives attending. Delegates from all over the country were inspired during the course of the day by the mood of unity and determination to build the network.

The conference was addressed and supported by the president of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) Janice Godrich, the general secretaries of the PCS and RMT (rail) unions, Mark Serwotka and Bob Crow, as well as a number of trade union national executive members.

Delegates and observers particularly welcomed a closing speech by Bob Crow in which he argued strongly that not only does the network need to be built, but that an "alternative political party" to the present three main parties is also needed. He raised the possibility of the RMT initiating "a little political party" to contest the next London mayoral and assembly elections and said that this could be a step towards a new workers' party in a few years' time.


In this issue

Fighting low pay, defending jobs and services

Victory to the postal workers

Public support for Post Office counters strike


National Shop Stewards Network

Bob Crow calls for new party

National Shop Stewards Network conference: A good starting point for strengthening struggle


Socialist Party workplace news

TGWU/Unite conference delegates cheer call for action on anti-trade union laws

Urgent appeal for solidarity from contract workers at the Gualberto Villarroel oil refinery in Cochabamba, Bolivia


Socialist Party NHS campaign

Action needed to save the NHS

Campaign saves Swansea hospital unit

Sussex must fight back against NHS cuts

Durham health cuts show need for new workers' party


Wales

Wales Assembly coalition no answer to workers' problems

Cardiff: Fight school cuts and closures


Tales from the council chambers

Nurseries campaign embarrasses councillors

Southall Labour councillors cross floor

Council workers make a stand


Marxist analysis: history

The 'July days' - rich in lessons for today


Socialist Party news and analysis

London Underground derailment: Kick out dangerous profiteers!

Kwik Save workers betrayed by bosses and union


Socialist Party events

Socialist Party Youth and students


Socialist Party review

Political discourse can swing!


International socialist news and analysis

South Africa: union leaders call off biggest-ever strike

Slave-labour scandal in China


 

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