News & Statements

Brexit means more powers for Scotland and Wales, say Communists

The secretaries of the Communist Party in Scotland and Wales have issued the followed joint statement today (December 5):

'Scottish and Welsh Communists have long supported the case for a federal Britain. We believe this is the only constitutional settlement that will empower the workers and peoples of our countries to control and develop their economies, while maintaining labour movement unity and redistributing the wealth owned largely by the capitalist class.

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CP warns against 'growing threats' to peace and security

Communist Party international secretary John Foster warned of the growing threat to world peace, the international economy and the environment at the weekend.

Speaking to the party's executive committee, he cited US President Trump's increasingly aggressive attitude towards China and Russia, in keeping with what the US National Security Strategy calls a new era of 'great power competition'.

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NATO reminder that left needs to step up battle of ideas - CP

 A YEAR on from Labour’s 'extraordinary' progress at the general election more needs to be done to build a socialist mass movement to sweep Jeremy Corbyn into office, the Communist Party said at the weekend.

The CP executive committee welcomed the marches for a new deal for workers on May 12 and for the NHS’s 70th birthday last Saturday, but cautioned that parliamentary revolts Labour MPs opposed to Mr Corbyn’s leadership had confused the party’s stance on leaving the European Union, potentially alienating working-class voters.

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USS: Building from an epic dispute

Statement issued by the Communist Party’s Further and Higher Education Advisory, 15 May 2018.

UCU members voted to accept the revised offer by UUK and settle the current dispute, for now. It has been an epic dispute. Unprecedented levels of collective action were taken by UCU members. This action achieved a positive shift in the employers’ position. What has happened is a truce on terms that are more favourable to UCU than the employers wanted. The terms of the agreement are far from perfect but that is what happens in collective bargaining. Not only had the employers dramatically revised their opening position of complete shift to a defined contribution scheme and had agreed the defined benefit status-quo (for the moment) but USS and the state regulator also got out of the way to ensure they didn’t block a settlement. Not revolutions, but shifts in the balance of power brought about by united collective action can produce material gains for members.

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