‘Nothings got worse since austerity took hold’ – Really?!

October 11, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

A BBC survey purported to show that over 40% of those interviewed had not noticed a change to local government services since austerity took hold. Some even thought services had improved! Yet we all know of closures to libraries, swimming pools, reduced council facilities and the rest. Even the BBC website has stories from leading councillors believing councils will run out of money (‘Budget cuts could make councils ‘go bust’ says senior councillor’ here ‘Councils in England and Wales have “run out of money and the system is bust”, said the head of the Local Government Association’ here Liverpool mayor claims ‘city could be bankrupt […]

162 It’s make your mind up time

October 3, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes, Video

Our economy, our society, welfare, schools all reformed, all rebuilt with one aim, one mission in mind – to make this country at long last, and for the first time ever, a land of opportunity for all.” Cameron’s speech to Conservative Party conference confirms that he and the Tory Party faithful minority of 137,000 members, live in a parallel universe to the vast majority in society. Britain may be a ‘land of opportunity’ for the super-rich but it has been on the basis of making an increasing number of people endure a living hell. The Tory ‘rebuilding’ is actually code for […]

NSSN Bulletin 146: Let’s Beat the Blacklist & Build a fighting Trade Union movement!

June 13, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, Protest, Reports, Strikes

NSSN Bulletin 146: Let’s Beat the Blacklist & Build a fighting Trade Union movement! Last Monday night’s Panorama laid bare the realities of the employers’ use of blacklists to prevent trade unionists and campaigners working and organising against dangerous and illegal work practises. Among those interviewed were Howard Nolan, Roy Bentham and Frank Morris, victimised Crossrail worker since September 2012. They were able to vividly illustrate the realities and the effects of the blacklist on workers and their families. But now the unions are beginning to act against companies involved in the blacklist: GMB are campaigning against Carillion while Unite […]