NSSN 258: Reinstate sacked Royal Mail rep John Vasey now!

September 2, 2015 in Appeals, Bulletins

John Vasey, a CWU postal rep in Wakefield, West Yorkshire has been sacked on what his work colleagues recognise as stitched up charges. John was suspended by Royal Mail during the general election on allegations connected with the non-delivery of election material. Since John’s suspension, the Wakefield office has been run by an increasingly threatening management, who have driven through cutbacks placing unmanageable workloads on a reduced number of postal workers. John, with 25 years’ service has good support from fellow workers and the CWU in his battle for reinstatement. Currently awaiting an appeal, his reinstatement campaign is gathering pace […]

NSSN 257: London Tubeworkers force bosses to move!

August 26, 2015 in Bulletins

Tube unions have suspended the latest two planned 24-hour strikes this week in their dispute over night-time running. They and their members will decide if any new offer from London Underground/TfL is sufficient to settle but it’s clear that the action that has already twice brought London to a halt has forced management to move. Whatever happens next – and more strikes are planned in September if necessary – all workers should take confidence from this struggle. Action does get results. This is particularly important as the Tories look to roll out a new wave of cuts and their anti-union […]

Fast Food Rights National Organising Day: 16 Sept

August 13, 2015 in News

We’re Hungry for Justice: Fast Food Rights National Organising Day: 16 SEP Posted on 13/08/2015    From Fast Food Rights / Hungry for Justice website The NSSN is part of the Fast Food Rights / Hungry for Justice campaign alongside the BFAWU bakers’ union, John McDonnell MP, Unite the Resistance, Disabled People Against Cuts and Youth Fight for Jobs See Facebook event page here  and for background info on the global fast food rights movement, see #FastFoodGlobal On 16 September the Bakers union are holding a National Organising Day hosted by the Trade Union Congress. The organising day is a space for fast food […]

NSSN 253: Lobby TUC Congress Sept 13, fight Tory anti-union laws

July 29, 2015 in Bulletins

NSSN 253: Mark Serwotka PCS, Mick Cash RMT , Matt Wrack FBU, Ronnie Draper BFAWU, Dave Ward CWU and Steve Gillan POA to speak at NSSN lobby of TUC Congress Sept 13 – fight Tory anti-union laws The NSSN are pleased to announce that General Secretaries Mark Serwotka PCS, Mick Cash RMT , Matt Wrack FBU, Ronnie Draper BFAWU, Dave Ward CWU and Steve Gillan POA will be speaking at our #KillTheBill rally at this year’s TUC Congress in Brighton. The rally will be part of a lobby called by the NSSN. We will be calling on the TUC and […]

256: Support Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales strikes

August 18, 2015 in Bulletins

Weekend strikes lead to closures for Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales (17 August) from PCS website Big Pit, the National Coal Museum, has been hit by closures in the dispute over weekend working payments. The action on 15 and 16 August followed walkouts at the other National Museums sites on Friday (12 August). The National Wool Museum in Drefach Felindre and the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea were closed to the public completely and there were gallery closures and limited services at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, the National Museum in Cathays Park and at St Fagan’s National History Museum […]

NSSN 255: National Gallery strike goes indefinite!

August 11, 2015 in Bulletins

From PCS website: First day of National Gallery all-out strike “stronger than ever” (11 August) – Indefinite strike action by PCS members at the National Gallery against privatisation and victimisation started today, 11 August. The members, who first walked out in February over plans to privatise visitor and security services, have already taken a total of 55 days’ action. The action is being escalated because the gallery has brought forward the announcement of the appointment of private security firm Securitas to manage the visitor-facing and security services on a 5-year contract reportedly worth £40million.   About 300 gallery assistants who guard […]

Work in Fast Food? Join the BFAWU – £10Now!

August 7, 2015 in Appeals

Dear Comrades   Fast food Workers in the united states are registering  victory after victory. The fight for $15 and a union is winning increases in minimum wage in cities across the states. Some of the most oppressed working class people in America are driving the political agenda of the Presidential election and forcing the likes of Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama to make statements in support of their cause and in support of unions in general.   Workers in the US started in the same position as workers in the UK with small numbers of fast food workers engaged […]

NSSN 254: London tubeworkers strike back!

August 4, 2015 in Bulletins

For the second time in a month, London Underground’s four unions and up to 20,000 of their members are preparing to lock-down London in defiance of Tory Mayor Boris Johnson. RMT, Aslef, TSSA and Unite have rejected management’s latest “rehash” of destructive plans for night service, staff restructuring and pay. NSSN steering committee member John Reid, who is on the RMT’s ruling Council of Executives, said, “All four unions are united as London is brought to a standstill. The strike is due to London Underground management’s intransigence over jobs, work-life balance, forced unsocial hours and ripping up agreements.” The NSSN […]

Picketing reinstates sacked construction rep

July 27, 2015 in News, Protest

Ranks and file construction workers from the Blacklist Support Group and their supporters descended on the Canary Wharf HQ of Morgan Stanley this morning to protest the sacking of Unite rep Graham Boxall. The building is undergoing work by the electrical contractor Phoenix, a signatory to bargaining body the Joint Industry Board (JIB). However Phoenix are breaking national collective agreements. The firm had employed electricians through sub-contractor D&D, but JIB rules state that workers seeking to move onto direct employment and pay as you earn taxation have a right to do so. When Graham asked to be directly employed he […]

Defending health & safety: ‘We are in the fight of our lives!’

July 27, 2015 in News

In December 2012 16 year old Cameron Minshull of Bury, Greater Manchester, started work at Huntley Mount Engineering .  He was over the moon and his mum was so pleased she drove him to work every day.  Five weeks later he was dead, killed by the lathe he worked on. Cameron was untrained and unsupervised, over-dressed against the January cold in a freezing factory .  All the lathes had had their guards disabled, and Cameron’s sleeve had caught in the machinery, drawing him in and causing fatal head injuries. It’s rare for bosses to be sent to prison for health […]