NSSN 184 – Join POA march against austerity on Budget Day

March 17, 2014 in Bulletins

The POA prison officers union will be holding a march and rally on the 19th March 2014 to coincide with Budget Day in order to demonstrate at the budget cuts, pay freeze, pension age, assaults on POA members and privatisation. In recent years, budget cuts have seen the Prison Service impose an almost total recruitment freeze alongside pay freezes. These factors along with the unjustified increase in pension contributions are leading a return to “long hours culture” as POA members are forced to work excessive hours to operate prisons and to earn a living wage with a rising prison population. […]

Solidarity Appeal – Justice for Berkin Elvan

March 13, 2014 in Appeals, International, News, Protest

The AKP government in Turkey has continued its violence against trade unions political parties and social groups. This was graphically demonstrated in the attacks against mourners at the funeral of Berkin Elvan. Solidarity with the People of Turkey (SPOT), an organisation supported by the NSSN has issued an appeal for solidarity with those facing state violence and intimidation. Please take the time to read the covering letter and leaflet below. Messages of protest can be sent to the email addresses listed on the leaflet. The NSSN sends its full solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters in Turkey. To […]