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NSSN Bulletin 105

23 August Firefighters vote no to pensions deal, Remploy workers occupy and more... Read More

 

NSSN Bulletin 104

17 August Tax avoiders and tax justice, fighting pensions attacks, lobbying the TUC and more... Read More

 

March together then strike together! Why

we're lobbying

16 August Steve Hedley, RMT assistant general secretary, and Linda Taaffe, NSSN, explain why they're lobbying the TUC... Read More

 

Solidarity appeal: striking Turkish textile workers

16 August 5,000 textile workers in Gaziantep, Turkey are taking industrial action for an indefinite period for increased pay and for a better working environment... Read More

 

Jobcentre call centres strike against draconian conditions

14 August Reports from around the country... Read More

 

NSSN Bulletin 103

13 August Workfare court decision, TUC lobby, pensions dispute and more... Read More

 

NSSN Bulletin 102

07 August Lobby of the TUC details, PCS month of action, pensions ballot and more... Read More

 

NSSN Bulletin 101

30 July Olympics, PCS and RMT victories, Remploy disputes and more... Read More

 

Remploy strikes: Day 2

30 July Reports from the second day of strike action in Remploy factories from England, Scotland and Wales... Read More

 

Why I’m lobbying the TUC for a 24-hour general strike
27 July When my father used to tell me of the privations he endured in the 1930s depression including walking from Brighton to Aldershot in a fruitless search for work it just sounded like scary stories from history, but I can see things going back that far and further if this government isn’t challenged... Read More

 

40 years since Pentonville

27 July two personal views of how the dockers defeated the Tories... Read More

 

Kazakhstan: Vadim Kuramshin threatens hunger strike protest
24 July Vadim Kuramshin, the prison rights campaigner arrested 6 months ago on trumped up charges has declared that if the trial against him is not resumed within ten days he will declare a hunger strike... Read More

 

Taiwan - Textile workers occupy Hualon Factory

24 July Three hundred textile workers in the Hualon Corporation’s factory in Miaoli County, Taiwan declared indefinite strike more than a month ago on 6 June. Since then they have occupied the factory for one month to stop the machines from being moved out. They are fighting for money owed on their wages and pensions going back over a decade... Read More

 

NSSN Bulletin 100!

20 July The NSSN bulletin reaches 100! Updates on struggles, building for 30 October , and more... read more

 

Remploy reports, articles and videos

20 July News and views from across England, Scotland and Wales... read more

 

Building the fightback - North West Shop Stewards Network

20 July The North West Shop Stewards Network held its AGM on July 17. Thirty trade unionists heard Steve Acheson, blacklisted electrician, speak on the recent BESNA victory and the continuing battle against blacklisting... read more

 

Message of support to striking Spanish mine workers

20 July Solidarity from the PCS DWP group, from its group president Fran Heathcote... read more

 

Essex firefighters strike: 42 take on “big brother”
20 July
Hundreds of striking firefighters and their supporters paraded through Essex's county town of Chelmsford on Wednesday 18th July in a show of defiance against the dictatorial attitudes of the Fire Authority and the unnecessary cuts in service they are trying to force through... read more

 

Message of support to striking Remploy workers from the president of DWP Group in PCS

18 July On behalf of the DWP Group within PCS, I am sending a message of solidarity and support for your action tomorrow in Remploy, writes Fran Heathcote DWP Group President... read more

 

 

Action For Rail Conference Manchester

17 July About 60 union reps, mainly from the rail unions, but also from the NHS, civil service and local government, came to the Manchester ‘Action For Rail’ conference to organise resistance to the McNulty report into the future of the railways... read more

 

RMT cleaners Trans Pennine Express strike

17 July Warrington Trades Council was pleased to help RMT members employed as cleaners on the Trans-Pennine Express route as they leafleted passengers outside Warrington Central station on Saturday... read more

 

NSSN Bulletin No. 99

16 July One law for the rich another for the workers. Updates from FBU Essex, GMB Carillion and Remploy plus international reports from Spanish miners dispute...read more

 

"We're here to get our voice across and show management that we are here to be listened to": Nottingham FE students fight cuts

06 July On Thursday 5th July, over 100 students from New College Nottingham (NCN) protested outside the High Pavement campus against attacks on their education...read more

 

NSSN Bulletin No. 98

06 July Victory for SOVA strike! Organising the fight back against austerity. Updates disputes in fire service, coast guard, food processing industry, victimisations and international disputes...read more

 

Invitation to organising meeting for NSSN lobby of TUC Conference: Open letter to London trade union reps

04 June The NSSN will be organising a lobby of the TUC Conference on September 9th to push for general strike action against austerity. The NSSN has produced a model letter to all London trade union reps inviting them to an organising meeting on July 17th. The model letter can be down loaded here...read more

 

Pictures: Families of victims of corporate killings join unions in protest at crane registration deregulation

03 July A coalition of groups protested outside the Department of Work & Pensions over plans to reduce workplace safety and endanger the lives of workers...read more

 

Beauly-Denny construction workers win swift victory in unofficial action

02 July On the 26th and 27th June , around 40 Balfour Beatty foundation construction workers went on strike with the intention of making the company stick to earlier promises that workers could expect a four day weekend in return for working 17 consecutive 12 hour days...read more

 

Wales Shop Stewards Network conference prepares for action: Union reps call for a 24 hour general strike

02 July 70 trade unionists in 10 unions from all over Wales, mainly reps and shops stewards, gathered in Cardiff at the annual conference of the Wales Shop Stewards Network on June 30th.

The conference was taking place at a time when there are dozens of disputes taking place...read more

 

Read more updates on our news page

 

NSSN lobby

 

Transport details, model leaflets and letters... Read More

 

Meetings & Protests  

 

18 August

Remploy lobby of Scottish Parliament

 

31 August
National Hazards conference, Keele University hazconf@gmhazards.org.uk

 

9 September

Lobby the TUC for a 24 hour general strike: Assemble 1pm at The Level park - Union Road, Brighton BN2 for march at 1.30pm to Brighton (conference) Centre and then rally More

 

17 October

Youth fight for Jobs Scotland & PCS Young members network March for Jobs!

 

MIDLANDS NSSN Conference Unite offices, 211 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1AY. 1200-1600. Speakers include Joe Simpson, Assistant General Secretary of the POA

20 October
TUC Mass demonstration against austerity
 

24 November

YORKSHIRE & HUMBER NSSN Conference 10am-4pm. Leeds, Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, LS1 4AE. Contact Kevin Pattison 07962867034

 

See more upcoming meetings and protests here...

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