Spgb takes over the unions!

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  • #102264
    Anonymous
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    I wrote to the editor on the 28th June  pointing out the error and requesting the right to reply. Don't know if anyone else did?   

    #102265
    northern light
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    Vin, if you go to the opening post (#1) and open the link to the Times article, just below the picture, there is this. "Last updated 10.50a.m. July 3rd.  * this article has been corrected." I do not subscribe to the Times, therefore I can not say what the correction is, but if it is a direct result of your letter, then it is bad form if you recieve no acknowledgement.

    #102266
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    They did acknowledge my message and said that they would get in touch within 24hours. They didn't,  so I followed it up and received this on 1st July: Dear Vincent Maratty,Thank you for contacting us and apologies for the delay in replying. Thank you for your comments, which have been noted and passed on to the relevant department.  Kind regards, Cassandra RobinsonOnline Customer Serviceses Heard nothing since. 

    #102267
    Darren redstar wrote:
    According to the Times the SPGB (in alliance with the Trotskyoid Awl) is on the verge of taking over the teachers union.unfortunately the times is paywalledhttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article4132635.ece

    If anyone has the paper cutting or a photocopy or scan of the original article could they send it to Head Office by letter or email so we can make an official complaint from the Party to the publishers. Thanks.

    #102268
    Anonymous
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    I don't,  but I have been informed that the editorial committee can be contacted at home.news@thetimes.co.uk or 020 7782 5000 

    #102269

    Thanks, but it was mainly to use to contact the book's publishers that we needed it to see if the mistake is there as well as in the Times.

    #102270
    jondwhite
    Participant

    The following correction appearedPublished at 12:01AM, June 30 2014We reported a claim that the Local Associations National Action Campaign (Lanac), an alliance of left-wing activists within the National Union of Teachers, has links to the Socialist Party of Great Britain (Left plotting union takeover, warns ex-teachers’ leader, June 28). The party involved is in fact the Socialist Party, a quite separate group. The Socialist Party of Great Britain has asked us to make clear that it has no interest in using trade unions for political purposes.the original article online digital archive has also been corrected

    #102271
    Anonymous
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    jondwhite wrote:
     The Socialist Party of Great Britain has asked us to make clear that it "has no interest in using trade unions for political purposes."

     Was this the wording used by the media committee when writing to the Times? It seems a very small retraction?      

    #102272
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    i suggest the Media Committee again submit another protest in that there is only one "Socialist Party" the shortened version of the Socialist Party of Great Britain recognised by the Elecotoral Commission and that is ourselves and therefore the confusion has not been remedied by the Times.In future they must use the full name of the Trotskyist group "Socialist Party of England and Wales" and even then it should qualify  it by adding "previously known as Militant" to avoid misunderstanding. 

    #102274
    jondwhite
    Participant

    The Times correction did not say we were left-wing.

    #102273
    Anonymous
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    It is the exact wording I used  in a letter to them, but I said a little more.I asked for:The Right Of Reply –  Position Of The Individual In Relation ToThe Press. and said"You have clearly confused us with another organisation. The SPGB is not 'left wing' and has no interest in using trade unions for political purposes as its 110 year history will show".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    #102275
    Anonymous
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    jondwhite wrote:
    The Times correction did not say we were left-wing.

    Maybe cos I pointed that out to them  edit : before the correction, we were referred to as part of an 'ultra left' which was my main beef withem, and then there is our (non) interest in infiltrating the union. I sent the 'complaint' on 28th June  

    #102276
    jondwhite
    Participant

    They were talking about Militant Tendency (SPEW) in the original so none of the descriptions used applied to us. Their correction corrects this.

    #102277
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    jondwhite wrote:
    They were talking about Militant Tendency (SPEW) in the original so none of the descriptions used applied to us. Their correction corrects this.

    We are at cross purposes. The original artical refers to an ultra left alliance and it included the SPGB in this alliance. We know they are talking about the SPEW but they don't until I tell themI point out to them that they have the wrong organisation and say the SPGB is not even left wing and we have no interest in controlling TUs. Look at our history.I am not talking about correcting their correction. 

    #102278
    jondwhite
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    ah ok. so they printed your correction almost in entirety. It wasn't necessary for them to introduce the SPGB though.

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