Campaign Kazakhstan protest today Sept 28

September 28, 2015 in Appeals

On Monday 28 September 2015 at 4pm, a protest will take place outside the London office of Kaz Minerals Plc, demanding action to alleviate the suffering of their workers and the victimisation of activists. 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL   A letter has been sent to the Directors including the Chairman Vladimir Kim deploring their attitude towards the running of their mines and factories in Kazakhstan. A request has been made for a meeting with them while a representative of the workers has been visiting Britain. The constant reply from their offices was: “There is no one here at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Come to the 9th annual NSSN conference Saturday July 4

June 11, 2015 in Appeals

STOP THE TORY UNION-BUSTERS! FIGHT TOGETHER AGAINST THE CUTS! Come to the 9th annual NSSN conference Saturday July 4 11am – 4.30pm. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq, London, WC1R 4RL. Confirmed speakers include: Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary, Ronnie Draper BFAWU General Secretary, Matt Wrack FBU General Secretary, Steve Gillan POA General Secretary, Peter Pinkney RMT President, Helen Pattison Youth Fight for Jobs, Dave Smith anti-blacklisting campaigner and Isai Priya Tamil Solidarity trade union co-ordinator BREAKING NEWS!! The NSSN is delighted to announce that Harris Sideris from Athens in Greece is going to speak at NSSN conference. He is one of two workers […]

Sign petition! Release Janahan from detention now! End deportations to Sri Lanka

June 2, 2015 in Appeals

Tamil Solidarity demands the immediate release of Janahan Sivanathan from Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) where he is currently being held. Janahan is an active member of Tamil Solidarity and detention and the threat of being returned to Sri Lanka pose a serious risk to his life. Janahan has been severely affected by the Sri Lanka civil war and has been horrendously tortured. He mental state is very unstable and he has a history of self-harm and suicide attempts. Janahan has a history of mental health problems and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Detention in the IRC will […]

Defend Robert O’Donnell, Glasgow UNISON Rep at SECC

May 29, 2015 in Appeals

I write to highlight an attack on UNISON branch representative, Robert O’Donnell, who has been sacked by the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. UNISON is supporting Robert in his appeal against dismissal. UNISON believe that Robert, a gardener and UNISON representative, was unfairly sacked by the SECC Management on 25 May. He was dismissed following an alleged unwitnessed incident with his supervisor. UNISON is totally convinced that this was a trumped up charge and that the dismissal relates to Robert’s role as a trade union activist. Over recent years the SECC, which is 91% owned by Glasgow City Council, has […]

Gateshead Kone workers step up action

May 26, 2015 in Appeals

Kone workers on the Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead have escalated their action from a series of one day strikes to a two week all-out stoppage.  The strikers all feel this has been necessary because of the company’s lack of commitment to finding a settlement.   Unite have urged the bosses of the Finnish owned company to, “knock heads together” of their UK company. The dispute is about ensuring a tracking system, known as VAMS, is not used as a disciplinary tool by management.   Strikers on the picket line have explained how unreliable this system is.  In one case VAMS […]

Sign petition & support growing resistance of metalworkers in Turkey

May 25, 2015 in Appeals

Dear Friend,   I am writing to ask you to sign the petition below and support the growing resistance of the metal workers in Turkey.   The resistance which started with Renault workers and spread across TOFAS, Coşkunöz, Mako and Valeo workers has now encouraged Ototrim factory workers and Ford Otosan workers in Bursa and Kocaeli to take action as well. The participation of 15,000 metal workers has strengthened the resistance. After just one week the resistance continues to grow with more workers joining ranks and taking industrial action.   The metal workers’ demands: 1 – Assurance that that no […]

Brazilian water worker sacked: urgent solidarity needed

March 17, 2015 in Appeals, International

The NSSN has just received this request for urgent solidarity:   BRAZIL – Urgent solidarity protests needed.   Faced with lack of water for people, Sabesp cuts costs, sacks more than 500 workers and victimises trade union activists.   NO TO REDUNDANCIES AND VICTIMISATION AT SABESP!   For the immediate re-employment of Marzeni Pereira and all sacked workers! Sack Alckmin not the workers’!   The management of Sabesp (the massive Sao Paulo water and waste disposal company) and Sao Paulo state governor, Geraldo Alckmin on Monday 16th March formally announced the sacking of  workers including comrade Marzeni Pereira (in attached […]

Affiliate to Tamil Solidarity

March 12, 2015 in Appeals

Unique among Tamil campaigns and organisations, Tamil Solidarity puts the working class and its organisations at the centre of the struggle for Tamil rights. We stand for the right of the Tamil-speaking people in Sri Lanka to self-determination, alongside the struggle for the rights of workers and the oppressed throughout the island, regardless of their ethnic/religious background. In Britain, we have consistently linked that struggle to the trade union movement. Tamil Solidarity activists have intervened at union conferences around the country, and have addressed many union branch meetings and events, raising awareness of the issues facing Tamils – both in […]