Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: SNP Trade Union Group


Related Topics

In the News (Sun 21 Apr 19)

  
  SNP. Who is SNP? What is SNP? Where is SNP? Definition of SNP. Meaning of SNP.
The SNP's early years were characterised by a lack of electoral progress and it wasn't until 1945 that the SNP's first member was elected to the UK parliament at Westminster.
The SNP continued to ride high in the opinion polls throughout the 1970s, and many members are convinced that if the Liberals, led by David Steel hadn't supported the Labour Government of the time, the SNP might have made further electoral gains in the resulting general election.
This group sought to ensure that the primary objective of the SNP was campaigning for independence regardless of any traditional left-right ideology, and if it had been successful would have undone the work of figures such as Billy Wolfe moving the SNP to become a clearly defined social-democratic party in the 1970s.
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/SNP   (4739 words)

  
 Scottish National Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The SNP was formed in 1934 from the merger of the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party.
The SNP first won a parliamentary seat in 1945 by-election but their candidate refused to attend Parliament on principle and lost the seat after three months.
There was further ideological strife after 1979 with the 79 Group attempting to move the SNP further to the left, away from being what could be described a 'social-democratic' party, to an expressly 'socialist' party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_National_Party   (1883 words)

  
 SNP Trade Union Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The SNP Trade Union Group (TUG) is an affiliated organisation of the Scottish National Party (SNP).
They were formed in the 1960s as the Association of Scottish Nationalist Trade Unionists to persuade Scottish trade unionists of the virtues of independence and to ensure the SNP has an organised presence in the trade union movement.
The motivation behind this is the long-standing link between the Scottish trade union movement and the Labour Party which the TUG seeks to weaken.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SNP_Trade_Union_Group   (139 words)

  
 The End of an Enduring Alliance? Trade Union-Labour Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The unions and Labour were believed by most until recently to have a relationship that went together like fish and chips or bread and butter; organic, symmetrical and ever lasting in the slow pursuit of progressive common goals.
The unions were the economic wing of the "labour and trade union movement", the Labour Party the political wing of the "labour and trade union movement".
Unions are leading the political opposition to Labour and are likely to remain so as long as Labour is in power and the Tories and Liberals stay weak.
www.whatnextjournal.co.uk /Pages/Latest/TULabour.html   (2473 words)

  
 SNP Trade Union Group -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The SNP Trade Union Group (TUG) is an affiliated organisation of the (Click link for more info and facts about Scottish National Party) Scottish National Party (SNP).
They were formed in the (The decade from 1960 to 1969) 1960s as the Association of Scottish Nationalist Trade Unionists to persuade Scottish trade unionists of the virtues of (Freedom from control or influence of another or others) independence and to ensure the SNP has an organised presence in the trade union movement.
The motivation behind this is the long-standing link between the Scottish trade union movement and the (A political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries) Labour Party which the TUG seeks to weaken.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/SN/SNP_Trade_Union_Group2.htm   (174 words)

  
 Scotland on Sunday - Politics - Victorious Swinney seeks deal with unions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
THE SNP is on the verge on a historic breakthrough with the trade union movement which could send shockwaves through the Labour Party, it emerged yesterday.
Scotland on Sunday further understands that Speirs is to urge key union leaders to allow the SNP, the official opposition north of the Border, to address the annual STUC conference for the first time.
A strong partnership with trade unions is seen by many, particularly on the left of the SNP, as essential if the party is to build support in Labour’s central belt heartlands and make the leap from opposition to government.
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com /politics.cfm?id=1076412003   (774 words)

  
 [No title]
The SNP Trade Union Group called for a change in Treasury rules so that borrowing by councils to invest in social rented housing would no longer be included in the PSBR.
At a meeting of the Audit Committee, SNP member Brian Adam moved an amendment at the second stage of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill to allow the finances of individual local authorities to be scrutinised by the Parliament.
Mr Neil, SNP social security spokesman, concentrated his fire on the level of state pension, claiming it was "a national disgrace" that it was worth less than 15% of the average weekly income.
www.users.bigpond.com /nyoraton/horsburgh/reports.eng.html   (5975 words)

  
 Stock News Articles On SNP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SNP shadow transport spokesman Kenny MacAskill and Aberdeen North SNP MSP Brian Adam were unveiling a paper arguing that a recent Government announcement paves...
SNP leader Mr John Swinney MSP said: “That was quite simply one of the greatest performances I have seen from a Scotland team.
SNP leader John Swinney indicated a softening of his stance on the idea, which will be discussed at a meeting of the party’s national council next month in...
wnw.daylightonline.com /financial/SNP.htm   (5896 words)

  
 BBC News | SNP | Nationalists air their views
Andrew Rossiter, of the Lochaber branch and a member of the SNP Trade Union Group, said his colleagues were fully behind the current industrial action by Unison-affiliated council workers in Scotland.
Many members of the SNP Trade Union Group were involved in the strike yesterday and we'll be involved in future action.
"A lot of the trade union leadership are seeking to advance themselves within the Labour Party but a lot of ordinary trade unionists are angry that their issues have not been raised by the leadership," he said.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_depth/uk_politics/2000/conferences/snp/936293.stm   (553 words)

  
 Socialist Project | Relay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The SSP is a “multi-tendency” party, comprised of most of the left groups in Scotland, most of who organize themselves around their specific viewpoints which constitute “platforms.” During the event, the “platforms” organized meetings in the evenings which were open to all delegates.
The SSP, in contrast to the SNP, which is the official opposition in Scotland, is opposed to Britain adopting the euro as its currency.
The SNP and the Green Party have now signed on, Alan McCombes told the delegates, and it will be launched later this year.
www.web.net /~sclstpjt2003/relay/ssp.html   (2477 words)

  
 The Citizen / Campaign for Socialism
The obvious argument for maintaining the traditional Trade Union/ Labour party link of 'Better the devil you know...' has been an all too familiar tactic employed by New Labour over the years; where trade unions and party members have been threatened with the spectre of the Tories to ensure their acquiescence with otherwise unpalatable policies.
On several occasions, representatives of the FBU met with the Labour Trade Union Group and, whilst some of these meetings were fractious, as you would expect, points were made and debated.
This can be strengthened by trade union members attending local branch and CLP meetings to help reinvigorate the party at grassroots level and to push for more radical programmes.
www.thecitizen.org.uk /articles/vol3/article26b.htm   (1208 words)

  
 SNP.org - Official Web Site of the Scottish National Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He joined the SNP in 1981 and has been a parliamentary candidate in Glasgow Springburn in 1997 (UK), in 1999 (Scottish), and Kilmarnock and Loudoun in 2001 (UK).
John who has held many posts in the SNP is currently Fundraising Vice Convenor.
He is a member of the SNP Trade Union Group, Scottish CND, and the 1820 Society.
www.snp.org.uk /html/election/candidates/detail.php?candidateID=62   (155 words)

  
 Dundee East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although the SNP lost 9 of their 11 seats, Mr Wilson held on with a reduced majority of 2,519 over Labour.
Although the SNP vote rose by over 7% in Scotland, in Dundee East it fell by almost 7%, giving John McAllion an increased majority of 4,564, a sure sign that both Gordon Wilson and John McAllion were popular MPs with high personal votes.
A past member Scottish Executive of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, she joined the SNP in 1988 at the age of 22 and is the Secretary of Glasgow-Shettleston branch and Assistant Arts, Broadcasting & Culture Spokesperson.
www.alba.org.uk /scot99constit/n07.html   (1186 words)

  
 AF - Against Parliament - Scottish & Welsh Nationalists
The Scottish National Party (SNP) was formed in 1934, from the unification of a number of groups and tiny "parties" who held simiar views on the need for a "national renewal" and Home Rule.
Unlike their Irish counterparts, the SNP was far from "revolutionary", and although it has since its foundation had a militant and republican fringe it has always been a strictly constitutional nationalist party.
The SNP have deservedly been tagged the "Tartan Tories" by their opponents, despite their claim to be a "moderate left of centre" party.
flag.blackened.net /af/ace/ap_nats.html   (1938 words)

  
 SNP | TutorGig.co.uk - The Tutorial Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SNP may refer to The Scottish National Party A single nucleotide polymorphism Sodium Nitroprusside disambig Category TLAs fr SNP" >SNP, SNP is the idea that Scottish independence...
It is also a philosophy that emphasises the elec..." >SNP gradualist, SNP is the belief that the SNP should...
SNP HQ Our ancient country needs the beating heart of an independent parliament andthe chance to use our resources to solve our problems and contribute to the manyneeds outwith our shores.
www.tutorgig.co.uk /searchweb.jsp?keywords=SNP   (536 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Parties pick by-election candidates
SNP leader Alex Salmond claimed Labour had "pressured" Holyrood Presiding Officer George Reid into holding the Cathcart by-election with "unprecedented" short notice as they feared Nationalist success in Livingston could bolster their chances in a later contest.
This was angrily rejected by Mr Reid who insisted he believed the people of Cathcart should be allowed to elect a new representative "at the earliest opportunity" to avoid the prospect of months of electioneering.
The three hopefuls are: Bill Kidd, an organiser for the SNP trade union group who works at Holyrood; Tommy Tonner, who runs a consulting business in Glasgow; and Maire Whitehead, a former headteacher.
news.scotsman.com /latest.cfm?id=1912572005   (427 words)

  
 Search Results for christian union secretary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The exec is a group of Chrisitian Union...
The purpose of this section is to advertise the groups and societies within the University of Wales Swansea.
Cataloguing of the Trades Union Congress Archive in 1991 was made possible by a grant from the Leverhulme Trust.
www.worldinvisible.com /newsltr/cu_results.htm   (3259 words)

  
 Socialist Party site Search facility - Schools to Trade Union news
He was a leading member of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (he was the secretary of the Iron Steel Workers) and of the ANC in Soweto in the 1950s.
The vote for the union's executive, the General Council, comes on the back of a series of industrial disputes that have tested the metal of the leadership at all levels of the union.
Trade Union news from the November ’03 issue, Socialist Voice - reports from Civil Servants, teachers, postal workers and bus drivers.
www.geocities.com /socialistparty/sitemap/sitemapS-T.htm   (7228 words)

  
 Freedom and Whisky
the SNP has clearly stated that it is in favour of defending our public-sector pension schemes from the ravages of a right-wing New Labour government.
Furthermore, all SNP MPs have signed an early-day motion (number 579) calling on the UK government to withdraw regulations affecting the pension rights of public-sector workers.
Mr Doris is saying that the SNP is the party of the public sector worker: those tax-consumers who are responsible for the UK having a £700 billion pension fl hole (with a hell of a lot more to come from Europe).
freedomandwhisky.blogspot.com /2005/03/real-snp.html   (299 words)

  
 SNP Trade Union Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They were formed in the 1960s as the Association of Scottish Nationalist Trade Unionists to persuade Scottishtrade unionists of the virtues of independence and toensure the SNP has an organised presence in the trade union movement.
The motivation behind this is the long-standing linkbetween the Scottish trade union movement and the LabourParty which the TUG seeks to weaken.
The TUG is allowed to send delegates to the SNP Annual Conference and National Council Meetings and has one representative onthe SNP National Executive Committee.
www.therfcc.org /snp-trade-union-group-205129.html   (116 words)

  
 Scottish National Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) (Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a centre-left political party which favours Scottish independence.
Party Leader and Westminster Group Leader: Alex Salmond MP
Depute Leader and Scottish Parliament Group Leader: Nicola Sturgeon MSP
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Scottish_National_Party   (1830 words)

  
 World Development Movement | WDM in Action Summer 2002 - Campaign update
Suggestions that the UK Government is preparing to volunteer higher education into the GATS agreement sent shivers down the spines of the Principles of Scotland's universities and colleges.
Umbrella group Universities Scotland sent a strongly worded letter to the Scottish Executive, warning of "a number of substantial risks involved in further liberalisation of this sort".
WDM Scotland has also been invited to speak to groups ranging from the SNP Trade Union Group to the Campaign for the Welfare State.
www.wdm.org.uk /resources/wdmia/summer02c.htm   (279 words)

  
 SNP Trade Union Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Abstract: The daughter of a bank manager, she was born in Australia in 1865.
Soon after arriving in England with her husband, she became active in a variety of women's organisations including the Women's Trade Union League, the NUWSSand the National Anti-Sweating League.
She was a socialist and was active in the Fabian Society and in 1907 founded the Fabian Women's Group which campaigned for equal rights for women and state support for motherhood.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=SNP_Trade_Union_Group   (524 words)

  
 The Scots Independent Newspaper Online - The Flag in the Wind
This was a reference to the Peace talks held last December in Craigellachie (he got a cheer for his pronounciation), and organised by Angus Robertson SNP MP for Moray; the talks involved delegates from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and Scotland was the neutral venue.
As to the headline, Algeria is in Africa, and an independent Scotland signed a Treaty of Union with England, and is not a colony, however much the Labour Party like to regard it as such.
I hereby give notice that I object to contribute to the political fund of the Union, and am in consequence exempt, in the manner provided by Chapter VI of Part 1 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 from contributing to that fund.
www.scotsindependent.org /2004/040430   (4802 words)

  
 Muslims
The dream that we share is of a free and independent Scotland taking her place among the community of nations.
It is a dream that embraces the whole nation in all of its diversity and is reflected in the rainbow coalition within our own ranks: Scots Asians for Independence, New Scots for Independence, Business for Scotland, the Trade Union Group, SNP USA.
Peaceful change and a determination to include rather than exclude are the vital elements of a free Scotland and a free world.
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/GRC/FP/new_page_154.htm   (1906 words)

  
 The Flag in the Wind - Web Links
The SNP's Ian Hudghton tells us about his work in the EU.
Scottish Trade International (STI) is Scotland's lead export agency, operated jointly by Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Executive.
The Scottish Local Government Information Unit (SLGIU) was established in 1984 to provide information and research services for Scottish local authorities and local authority trade unions.
www.scotsindependent.org /links.htm   (1361 words)

  
 SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They are also committed to an independent Scotland being a full member state of the European_Union, as well as supporting Scottish entry to the single European currency, although there are some members who disagree with this.
There was further ideological strife after 1979 with the 79_Group attempting to move the SNP further to the left, away from being what could be described a 'social-democratic' party, to an expressly 'socialist' party.
Scottish Politics - ''Information about election results in Scotland with a bias towards the SNP and the idea of independence''
www.bellabuds.com /uk:Scottish_National_Party   (1694 words)

  
 SNP Trade Union Group - Articles and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SNP Trade Union Group - Articles and Information
They were formed to persuade Scottish trade unionists of the virtues of independence and to ensure the SNP has an organised presence in the trade union movement.
The TUG is allowed to send delegates to the SNP Annual Conference and National Council Meetings and had one representative on the SNP National Executive Committee.
www.breakpt.org /article/SNP_Trade_Union_Group   (131 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.