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Invitation to organising meeting for NSSN lobby of TUC Conference: An 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.


To London Trade Unions


The National Shop Stewards Network London invites you to a meeting on

Tuesday 17th July

The Melton Mowbray Pub (downstairs room)

18 Holborn, EC1N 2LE at 6pm  (near Chancery Lane Tube Station).


This will be a discussion amongst representatives of the trade union movement in London about the next stages in the fight against austerity.


We have seen massive public sector action over the last year against cuts in jobs, services and pensions. The long victorious battle of the sparks, the protests of the oil refinery workers at Coryton in Essex, and now the strike of thousands of London bus drivers, all highlight the fact that workers in the private sector are also beginning to move.

The NSSN Conference on 9th June, attended by almost 500 trade unionists, agreed to campaign for a 24 hour general strike against austerity.

We have had public sector action on pensions. We have had one massive TUC demo with another scheduled for October 20th. Surely it is time to step up the pressure and call for a national strike of both public and private sector workers.

The NSSN has called a rally at the TUC in Brighton on Sunday 9th September to press this demand, and which will be addressed by Bob Crow RMT and Mark Serwotka PCS.

We urge all leading trade unionists and active union reps in London to help make this rally and lobby as effective as possible. Please try to be at this organizing meeting, or, at least ensure that that a rep from your union can come.


Linda Taaffe (Secretary NSSN)








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