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What We Stand For

In the Workplace

An immediate increase in the minimum wage to £8 per hour as a step towards the European Decency Threshold.

Abolition of the youth exemptions.

Trade union action to enforce these minimum rates.

For a 35 hour week without loss in pay.

Full employment protection rights from day one of employment.

Scrap the anti-trade union laws.

Reject Welfare to Work; for the right to decent benefits, training or a job without compulsion.

Public services

Stop the sell off of schools, hospitals and other services.

Scrap student fees - for a living grant.

No backdoor privatisation of services through Public Finance Initiatives or Public Private Partnership or other schemes.

Bring back into public ownership industry, land and services that have been sold.

Provide adequate funding of all public services to meet need.

Run public bodies democratically through elected governing bodies, with majority representation given to those who work in them and the communities they serve.

Pensions

No to the attack on pension entitlement.

No increase in the retirement age.

For a living state pension available to all - with annual increases linked to average earnings.

Water charges

Scrap the proposal to introduce separate water charges.

No water privatisation.

Full support for the We Won't Pay Campaign's call for a mass campaign of non payment if charges are introduced.

Equality

A complete end to all forms of discrimination, whether on the grounds of religion, race, sex, sexuality, or disability.

Free nursery and creche facilities.

Equal pay and equality of opportunity for women.

No to racism & homophobia

For mass community action to stop the racist attacks and the attacks on gays and other minorities.

Reclaim the trade unions

Build the lefts in the unions.

Trade unions must be democratically controlled by the membership.

Full time officials should be regularly elected and paid the average wage of those they represent.

Peace process

Build a real peace process based on uniting the working class communities, not on bringing discredited politicians together.

Joint trade union and community action to counter all forms of sectarianism.

An end to all activity by all paramilitaries, loyalist and republican.

Complete demilitarisation - establish genuine policing services that are locally based and under the control of democratically elected policing committees.

The conflict cannot be resolved on a capitalist basis - for the building of a mass political party capable of uniting the working class in the struggle for a socialist solution.

For a socialist Ireland as part of a free and voluntary socialist federation of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.

No to the bosses EU

For solidarity action by the working class across Europe.

For a socialist confederation of European states established on a free and voluntary basis.

Socialism

Capitalism is capable only of delivering poverty, environmental destruction and war.

We need an international struggle against this system and its effects.

Take the major finance houses and the 500 largest companies into public ownership and place them under the democratic control and management of the working class.

Build a socialist world in which the resources of the planet are used to satisfy the needs of the mass of the people, not the thirst for profit of a tiny minority of super rich.