2019 General election resources

Watch video of the 2019 NSSN TUC Congress Rally: “general election now to get Tories out!” – For the 10th successive year, hundreds of TUC Congress delegates, union members and anti-cuts campaigners along with climate change activists attended the National Shop Stewards Network rally in Brighton before the start of TUC Congress.

The main issue was the need for a general election to replace Boris Johnson’s Tory government with one led by Jeremy Corbyn and the policies for workers’ rights that he outlined in his speech at the TUC.

The main speakers were Dave Ward CWU General Secretary, Howard Beckett Unite Assistant General Secretary, Amy Murphy USDAW President, Ronnie Draper BFAWU General Secretary, Mick Cash RMT General Secretary, Steve Gillan POA General Secretary, Fran Heathcote PCS President, Rob Williams NSSN Chair, Katrine Williams NSSN Vice-Chair and Linda Taaffe NSSN Secretary chaired the rally.


Throughout the meeting from the platform speakers and the floor we heard about the increasing number of disputes, including the national strike ballot in Royal Mail, the indefinite strikes in BEIS and Bromley libraries (who opened the rally with picket lines songs!), the longstanding action to keep the guard on the train and many many more.

There were also speakers about the Climate Change strike on September 20th and the COPS Conference against Police Surveillance on November 16th.

Already since the Congress, there has been an important breakthrough, such as that by Unite members at Luton Airport and Greenwich Council and we hope that a resolution to the indefinite PCS strike at BEIS is in sight.

These and the main other disputes show that workers are prepared to fight, given a lead. Let’s step up the fight to get rid of the Tories!



Read and share the NSSN leaflet ‘reverse education cuts’

Download via this link – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DaqW8rlHKHNgtAxOOfeYbuF7bQkeWL0Z


Read and share the NSSN leaflet ‘All health care is in crisis’

Download via this link – https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_8n-0IMIRrVxDV9qH-Ohlg9UjVEt_BEf 


Read and share the NSSN leaflet ‘Full Work Rights

Download via this link – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wMCwZuhhHgqRdx2yO55FS7PfzYFDflvh/view


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Email us on info@shopstewards.net if you want to attend and need transport

PCS pay day protest outside Treasury with President Janice Godrich, Vice-President Zita Holbourne and Assistant General secretary Chris Baugh

PCS pay day protest outside Treasury with President Janice Godrich, Vice-President Zita Holbourne and Assistant General Secretary Chris Baugh