The Kodiak Workers' Party
The Kodiak Section of the Workers' International
From each according to ability, to each according to need.
Workers of the world, unite!
About the Workers' Party
The Kodiak Section of the Workers' International is led by General-Secretary Patrick Barber, who is also the current Secretary of the Kodiak Federation of Industrial Unions.
We believe there is a way to overcome Kodiak’s economic and social problems. To do this it is necessary to change the direction of politics in the Kodiak Republic and, eventually, to replace the capitalist system with a socialist one. We are a party of activists who work in trade unions, peace and environmental groups, solidarity organisations and a variety of other community movements.
The members of the KWP work to eliminate unemployment, poverty, injustice, homelessness, racism and war. These problems arise from the domination of our society by huge profit-hungry private corporations. We work for a society in which publicly owned enterprises will play the major role in the economy. We encourage the participation of people in democratic decision making and management. We want a society in which all people, especially women and migrants are treated equally and with dignity.
Many demands have been won in the past and we believe much more can be achieved by a movement which is united and determined to stand up for what is right. The work of Party members and the Party’s policies are guided by the cooperation and deliberation of Kodiaker Communists, Radical Socialists, Syndicalists, and Democratic Socialists.
Wage and salary earners and their families, professional people, farmers, pensioners, unemployed people, students make up over 85 per cent of our population. They are the overwhelming majority. These are the people suffering because of the exploitation imposed by monopolies, the privatisation of public enterprises, deregulation, cuts in government spending, and unemployment.
- The Kodiak Workers' Party is on your side.
- Expansion of the right to industrial action.
- The 35-hour work week.
- Union-negotiated collective agreements in every workplace
- The right to entitled employment
- National subsidies for employment organisation
- Union representation on corporate boards
- Union-run hiring halls and the end to labour hire companies
- Unrestricted workplace entry for union officials.
- Minimum four weeks annual and sick leave.
- Mandated pay-rises based on inflation and experience.
- Public maternity fund to ensure fair pay and continued investment in a woman's pension fund.
Industry and Taxes
- Nationalisation of all essential utilities including: Water, Electricity, Natural Gas, Telecommunications, Post, Railways, Airlines, and other Public Transportation.
- Development of a nation-wide fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure
- Income-based payment for access to quality internet access.
- Significant tax subsidies and deductions for workers cooperatives and non-profit organisations.
- Nationalisation of key resource development, including pharmaceuticals, steel, basic electronic components, and military production industries.
- Increase corporate taxes to 45% of profits.
- Increase in capital gains to match the progressive income tax brackets.
- Creation of an Ultimate Wealth Tax, which requires a 1% assessment of any individual or trust with assets worth 500 million florins or greater.
- Abolish and Nationalise the Private Insurance industry.
- The recognition of same-sex marriage.
- The legalisation of polyamorous civil-unions.
- Equal pay assurances for all demographics.
- Public funding for anti-discrimination programs.
- Institution of defence-requested jury trials.
- Right to die legislation for the elderly and terminally ill.
- Income-based access to a public defender for any citizen.
- Drug decriminalisation and free addiction treatment.
- Freely accessible foetal abortion for pregnancy up to 24 weeks for any woman.
- Equal access to 26 weeks of parental leave for any parent to be split as convenient between caregivers.
- End all 'work-for-welfare' schemes
- Replacement of any 'training wages' with full wages.
- Legislate compulsory voting, as well as implement a public holiday on the day of a state or national election.
- Lower the voting age to 16.
- Fully nationalised healthcare with no point-of-delivery fees.
- Accessible quality medical and dental care for all citizens
- The creation of a mobile general practitioners department to ensure adequate care to all.
- The creation of an international pharmaceuticals commission controlled by public entities.
- The creation of a nationalised pharmaceuticals research and development company.
- A stronger liability system to ensure proper worker health and safety and compensation.
- The creation of a parallel national mental health system.
- The creation of a disabilities management and funding department.
- Phase-out of carbon-based energy.
Defence and Military
- Increase military spending to at least 3.5% of GDP
- Support the abolition of nuclear proliferation.
- Maximise dual-use equipment, such as emergency relief helicopters and engineering.
- Demand the withdrawal of all international forces present since the release of Kodiak from international quarantine.
- Ensure at least one soldier-elected enlisted representative in each company command structure.
- Ensure at least one soldier-elected enlisted representative on Ministry of Defence Chiefs board.
- Rental controls on all private housing as well as a financial stress fund for subsidising rent to the suddenly unemployed.
- Income-based public housing rental rates.
- The purchase or construction of public housing to obtain a public-to-private ratio of 2:1
- Reasonable access to public housing for all individuals earning less than the average fulltime wage.
- Enforced mix-public/private developments in multiple-dwelling complexes.
- The development of a state-owned broadcasting corporation.
- Abolition of tuition fees in trade schools and universities.
- Abolishment of state payments to private education.
- Development of a private school tax.
- Increased wages and funding for state teachers.
- Universal Student Unionism.
The Workers’ International
- Advancement of the cause through funding international socialist movements
- A pledge to support and advance the cause of the Workers' International.
- Cooperation with our socialist allies in foreign government.