GRIMSBY SOCIALIST PARTY

SOCIALIST PARTY POLICIES

 

We're the only party in North East Lincolnshire who has real, working class

socialist policies.

SOCIALISM AND INTERNATIONALISM

- No to imperalist wars and occupations.

- Tax the super-rich. For a socialist government to take into public ownership of the top 150 companies and the banking system that dominate the British economy, and run them under a democratic working class control and management. Compensation to be paid only on the basis of proven need.

- A democratic socialist plan of production based on the interests of the overwhelming majority of people, and in a way that safeguards the environment.

- No to the bosses' neoliberal European Union. For a socialist Europe and a socialist world.

 

PUBLIC SERVICES

- No to all cuts in jobs, public services and benefits. Defend our pentions too.

- No to all privatisation and the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Renationalise all privatised utilities and services, with compensation paid only on the basis of proven need.

- Fully fund all services and run them under accountable, democratic committees that include representatives of service users and workers.

- Free, publicly run, good quality education, available to all at any age. Abolish university tuition fees now and introduce a living grant. No to academies and 'free schools'.

- A socialist NHS to provide for everyone's health needs - free at the point of use and under democratic control. Kick out private contractors.

- Keep council housing publicly owned. For a mass housing programme, on an environmentally sustainable basis and to provide good quality homes with low rents.

MASS WORKERS PARTY

- For a mass workers' party drawing together workers, young people and activists from workplace, community, environmental and anti-war campaigns, to provide a fighting, political alternative to the pro-big business parties.

 

ENVIRONMENT

- Major research and investment into replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy and into ending the problems of early obsolescence and un-recycled waste.

- Public ownership of the energy generating industries. No to nuclear power and no to Trident.

- A democratically planned, low-fare, publicly owned transport system, as part of an overall plan against environmental pollution.

 

RIGHTS

- Oppose discrimnation on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexuality, age, and all other forms of prejudice.

- Repeal all laws that trample over civil liberties. For the right to protest. End police harassment.

- Defend abortion rights. For a woman's right to choose when and whether to have children.

- For the right to asylum. No to racist immigration laws.

 

The Socialist Party isn't funded by big businesses or Chanary Wharf. The money collected is raised by it's supporters, members and affiliated unions. If you agree with our policies then please help us build the workers' party.

WORK AND INCOME

- Trade union struggle to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour without exemptions as an immediate step towards a real living wage. For an annual increase in the minimum wage linked to average earnings.

- All workers, including part-timers, temps, casual and migrant workers to have trade union rates of pay, employment protection, and sickness and holiday rights from day one of employment,

- An immediate 50% increase in the state retirement pension, as a step towards a living pension

- Reject 'workfare'. For the right to decent benefits, education, training or a job, without compulsion.

- Scrap anti-trade union laws. For fighting trade unions, democratically controlled by their members. Full-time union officials to be regularly elected and recieve no more than a worker's wage. Support the National Shop Stewards Network.

- A maximum 35-hour week with no loss of pay.

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