fever grips some of the nation, many trying to put out of their
minds what will happen after the £9 billion jamboree. Remember, just
15% of the total cuts programme has been implemented, the economy is
stuck in a recession and the eurozone crisis is still rumbling, so
there is sadly, plenty more austerity for us to face. Some workers
have still been fighting back, like the London Underground cleaners
and National Gallery staff, right up to the start of the Games. What
we have to do is co-ordinate all the protests into a unified
campaign for a one-day general strike against the ConDem government
and the system it represents. That’s why the NSSN has organised the
lobby of the TUC on Sunday 9 September. We need to put pressure on
the trade union leaders to organise the anger into a mass movement.
Kevin Parslow (NSSN Assistant Secretary)
So get your
members, workplaces, families behind the NSSN lobby of the
in Brighton Sun Sep 9th. Please sign & share the
we will hand into the TUC over this, thanks. Let’s see if we can get
it over 500 this week!
The transport is being booked in many areas; to reserve a seat,
or contact your regional network organisers, some listed below:
Dave Boyes 07833 412757
Graham O'Reilly 07578 331537
Chris Pickett 07707 039071
and Coventry: Clive Walder 07771 931185
PCS & RMT nationally & Leeds TUC for also supporting the lobby.
on the London Underground and DLR along with staff across the tube
network struck over Olympics payments, implementation of recognition
and reward agreements and the use of under-trained volunteers.
Please also sign the
PCS members at the National
Gallery in London
struck last Friday in protest at redundancies to Gallery assistants
who help the public and protect the
valuable collection. Letters of protest to: Nicholas Penny (Director
of the National Gallery), National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
WC2N 5DN. Further action is planned if management refuses to back
workers striking for the 4th day today over changes to
shift and overtime premiums against a backdrop of seven years of pay
Unite Dunbia Llanybydder
demonstrate ‘solid support’ for action as they go out on strike
following the company’s refusal to recognise the union.
RMT bus drivers working for
Winchester depot are to take both strike action and action short of
a strike in a dispute over pay on Saturdays 4th & 11th August. The
attempt to force through below inflation pay increases comes just a
month after Stagecoach reported pre-tax profits of £239.8m.
PCS Month of action by tax
workers against cuts:
Tax workers begin a month of industrial action today to highlight
the extent of the cuts in September with action short of a strike
RMT Tyne & Wear Metro Cleaners
further 48 hour strike in their battle against poverty pay and the
victimisation of a work colleague, from 22.00 Sunday 5th
August. Churchill’s highest paid director has had a salary increase
of more than 18% in the last 5 years to nearly £160,000.
ASLEF East Midlands
members will take strike action on the August 6-7-8, 2012, as part
of their on-going dispute with EMT over pensions contributions.
UNITE & GMB REMPLOY
workers strike again on Monday 6th August. Reports from
Scotland, Wales and England of the 2nd days strike on our
PCS ATOS representing 1.600
workers in the
Multi-million pound company Atos is refusing to improve a below
inflation pay offer or commit to becoming a 'living wage' employer,
faces strikes later this month.
PCS Contact centre vote to strike
on 13th August
in support of taking further
discontinuous strike action in CCS needed before the dispute could
‘THEY’ DON’T want you to see.
RMT is preparing to ballot
cleaning, facilities and asset management, and mechanical
engineering staff on Heathrow Express in a dispute over pay.
Employed by contractors Amey Rail, BAA, who own Heathrow Express and
Amey, and are all part of Ferrovial. RMT has also highlighted issues
of poor and unfair treatment of staff and undermining of Terms and
Unison Higher Education Service Group Executive voted to recommend
REJECTION in ballot on pensions - NSSN supports REJECTING the
proposals which do see tiny enhancements but still mean workers will
be expected to pay more, work longer and get far, far less!
Unfortunately, the UNISON Local Government SGE has voted to
recommend that their members accept it. We support those Unison
activists campaigning for a REJECT vote.
is holding a consultative ballot for control members in England and
Wales who belong to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The
union’s executive council believes government proposals are still
unacceptable – especially on working to 68 and the way pensions
are accrued and revalued for inflation.
NUT urges YES
vote on ballot open now to strike
over pay & conditions.
Outside (former BBC) Broadcasts gets underway next week (7 August)
following management's insistence that there is no scope for an
improvement on their pay offer.
RMT Serco Northlink Ferries
dispute settled, ensuring that pensions, jobs and working conditions
RMT warned that the profiteering
chaos of rail franchising is about to descend into total anarchy as
it was reported this morning that First Group – who only months ago
pulled the plug on their Great Western franchise to dodge £800
million in payments to the UK taxpayer – are being touted as
favourites to take over the West Coast route from Virgin.
PCS Equality & Human Rights
for staff reduction to 150 are subject to a 90-day statutory
Unite PORTSMOUTH International Port
Quay assistants at the centre of
the ‘new contract’ dispute at Portsmouth International Port have
voted to accept the deal hammered out between Unite, the largest
union in the country, and the management.
UNITE Woolwich ferry
workers win £400 award.
GMB at ABERDEENSHIRE COUNCIL’S
say No to changes in
terms and conditions.
TUC & Pensions warning
- TUC is calling on the government to ban employers from
passing on the costs of taking advice from consultants on the
implementation of their new legal duty to automatically enrol staff
in a pension to staff pension pots.
UNISON & Olympic brand
protected, so safety is not. Trading standards officers are being
required to spend thousands of hours protecting the Olympic brand
and corporate sponsors. Thirty local authorities are directly
involved with protecting the Olympic brand. UNISON says the staff
contribution amounts to the equivalent of 342 enforcement days.
Unite 21 days till the money runs
out… A new film by
Unite the union shows how workers’ wages are failing to stretch to
the end of the month, with the money running out after just 21 days
before they have to start borrowing to get by until the next pay
Two stories from NSSN supporters
on the Pentonville 5 and Dock strike, five dockers imprisoned for
secondary picketing. A general strike was pending.
BLACKLISTING: A group
of blacklisted workers in the UK has launched a High Court claim
against construction giant Sir Robert McAlpine which could
potentially be worth £600million. Guney Clark & Ryan solicitors
served a claim on behalf of 86 claimants for ‘Tort of unlawful
conspiracy’ at the High Court last week. The claim targets Sir
Robert McAlpine as the company with the worst record of
Reps make a
difference and save the taxpayer millions.
Continuing protests over government ban on industrial action by
Solidarity with Teachers jailed for 40 days.
Electricity workers on indefinite strike action over fight to keep
300 textile workers in the Hualon Corporation’s factory in Miaoli
County, Taiwan declared indefinite strike on 6th June.
Nurses to strike over overtime, pension age and allowances.
strike for over a month for democracy.
Over £10,000 has been raised by the Spanish Miners solidarity
committee, more needed.
90,000 march against government’s new national education curriculum.
Spain/Ireland: Joe Higgins TD
Markets force similar savage
austerity on Spanish workers.
Against Cuts Brighton Pride Block
Action for Rail.
McNulty Railway Cuts demonstration Lewes railway station from 10:30
to 12:00, organised by Brighton RMT &
Action for Rail;
protest in rail minister's constituency.
Stop the Cuts Organising Meeting 7:30pm King and Queen.
Rank & File JIB electricians & construction trades meeting, 2pm-5pm,
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London
Sheffield Save Our NHS
against Virgin Care 12
noon on Fargate
Fair fares NOW day of action EVERYWHERE!
Ferries exploiting seafarers at Noon Southampton.
lobby of Scottish Parliament
trades council says “Stop the EDL”. Planning meeting Thursday 2
Note that the EDL have postponed the Waltham Forest demo until 1
Hazards conference, Keele University
Shrewsbury Pickets 40th anniversary conference
Longest strike in British history 10.45am-3.45pm Church Green,
Burston, Norfolk. Music, speakers and march! In April 1914, two
teachers at Burston Village School were sacked because one of them
organised the labourers into the union and to vote for their own
representatives on the Parish Council. The pupils walked out and for
three years were taught by those sacked teachers whilst money was
raised for a Strike school in 1917!
NSSN lobby of TUC conference: Brighton 1pm, assemble at The Level.
closures, no cuts to services” Greenwich & Bexley trades council
demo, Assemble 1pm General Gordon Sq.
against the LibDem conference Brighton – No to Austerity! Noon @ The
Level (Stop the Cuts & Brighton Trades Council)
Labour Party conference for a clear commitment to repeal the Health
and Social Care Bill and rebuild our health service.
Tory party Conference
Right to Protest National Conference 11.30 -5.30pm, London
demonstration, ‘A Future That Works’ TUC with rally in Hyde
Transport details can be seen at, & should be uploaded to
on Twitter NSSN_Anticuts, share
information with us on Facebook main group
'National Shop Stewards Network'
& the NSSN FB 'Stop the cuts' &
regularly check our website! But most importantly get active to
develop the NSSN and our trade union and community movement against
the cuts! There is an alternative!
Phone: 07952 283
Post: NSSN, PO
Box 54498, London E10 9D
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