Solidarity Statement on Glasgow Equal Pay Strike

In June 1968 female sewing machinists in the Ford car plant in Dagenham took a stand for equal pay in a strike that stopped production for three weeks. They succeeded with abolishing their lower “women’s rate” of pay and triggered a wider campaign and without the action implemented by the Ford women there would have been no Equal Pay Act of 1970.The Equal Pay Act of 1970 was replaced by the Equality Act 2010, which gives men and women the right to equal pay for equal work. In 2005 Glasgow City Council undertook a job evaluation scheme, this was intended […]

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Solidarity Conference – 10th November

Solidarity will be hosting our annual conference on the 10th of November. If you want to help shape the party, then join us. We’ll be at the Pearce Institute – 840-860 Govan Rd, Glasgow G51 3UU from 10am (registration) until 4pm. Tommy Sheridan will also be speaking on the day. Some details yet to be confirmed, but will be put here when that happens.

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Statement on Sheku Bayoh Case

Solidarity is disgusted at the decision to not charge any of the police officers involved in the killing of Sheku Bayoh.It’s shameful to see that 9 officers, one of which over 25 stone and another with a less than perfect past (to say the least), can cause the death of an unarmed man and walk away without an issue. The media, at the time of Sheku’s death, really enjoyed explaining that he was foreign and was reported for having a knife. Despite the fact that his hands were empty when he was approached, having a knife isn’t punishable by torture […]

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Hope Over Fear 15th September 11am – 5pm

On the 15th of September is the next annual Hop over Fear event. Like every other year, it’ll be a blast! There shall be a screening of a condensed version of Braveheart from 10. There will be a march from Clyde place to the square. At the event, you’ll see stalls, there’ll be music, lots of speakers. You’ll be entertained. It’s a perfect opportunity to socialise with fellow indy friends. Included in the list of great speakers and musicians, is Solidarity’s very own and amazing Liza Farrel: We hope to see lots of you there to help us show the […]

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