Michael MacLeod, seafaring RMT member, reports on last week’s blockade at Cairnryan in solidarity with sacked P&O Ferries workers. Last Friday, the RMT, fellow trade unionists and comrades from across Scotland returned to Cairnryan to show P&O Ferries that their actions in sacking 800 workers in the St Patrick’s Day Massacre have not been forgotten.…
It is a little over a week since P&O Ferries caused revulsion across the UK after sacking 800 seafarers via Zoom. This was the avarice of bandit capitalism laid bare and the general public recoiled in horror as the mask slipped to reveal the naked greed and callousness beneath.
Half a decade after transforming itself into a mass-membership tenants’ union, Living Rent faces existential questions about who it is for and of the relationship between its rank-and-file members and paid employees. Connor Beaton asks what lies ahead.
“We also need to recognise that time is fast running out for the future of people and planet and we cannot wait around for the independence of one small wealthy country or the stalling of governments across the world before we get serious action on climate.”
Connor Beaton reports from the two day Now Scotland Assembly, and assess the prospects for the nascent pro-independence mass movement.
“The Radical Independence Campaign is in crisis. According to some people, it no longer even exists. It is not yet entirely clear how this crisis will be resolved.”
“What could have been an important step towards re-cohering the pro-independence left amid strengthening majority support for independence unfortunately collapsed into an acrimonious row.”
RSP members Chris Kilgallon and Emily Robinson argue for making our organisations accessible to all.
Following a week-long online ballot, the 15 members of the inaugural YesAlba national committee have been named. The election – though conducted imperfectly – moves the process of establishing the new organisation onto a firm democratic basis for the first time, away from the more opaque decision-making by the All Under One Banner (AUOB) team.…
“If YesAlba becomes both a mass organisation and an open arena for political discussion and debate, there is a very weak argument against RIC affiliating to it.”