NSSN 320: Southern Rail & Derby TAs strikes and #Sheff4Ten demo

December 13, 2016 in Bulletins

Southern Rail strikes Today, members of train drivers’ union ASLEF have started strike action on Southern Rail. This comes after weeks of action by RMT members. ASLEF successfully defeated management’s attempts to yet again undemocratically scupper their strike through court action. The NSSN sends solidarity and support to both unions and we call on our members to support the following days of strikes:- 00:01 Tuesday 13 December to 23:59 Wednesday 14 December (Aslef and RMT drivers’ strike) 00:01 Friday 16 December to 23:59: Friday 16 December (Aslef and RMT drivers’ strike) 00:01 Monday 19 December to 23:59 Tuesday 20 December (RMT […]

NSSN 309: ‘Blacklisted’: watch the film & read the book!

September 21, 2016 in Bulletins

The NSSN is delighted to devote this week’s bulletin to the struggle of the blacklisted workers. The film by Tom Wood from Reel News ‘Blacklisted – a film about power, the organisations that wield it and the people who fought back’ was premiered at the ‘Blacklisting, Bullying & Blowing the Whistle’ conference that took place in the University of Greenwich last weekend, where speakers included Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell alongside blacklisted workers and other campaigners, academics and representatives from the legal profession such as John Hendy QC. It follows on form the book co-authored by Dave Smith and investigative journalist […]