NSSN 167: 20th anniversary of rail privatisation

November 7, 2013 in Bulletins

On 5 November 1993 John Major’s Tories passed the Railways Act to privatise British Rail, opening an era of public transport chaos and fragmentation in Britain. Rail privatisation is a grotesque ‘corporate welfare’ binge for a herd of gruesome Fat Cats, some well-known like Richard Branson, others less so like the shadowy hedge funds and banks who trouser ‘rolling stock leasing charges’ for trains already bought and paid for by public investment. This month, on the 20th anniversary, RMT demands an end to rail privatisation – legalised robbery paid for by tax scams and extortionate rail fares. In 2012-13 alone, […]

Stop the Blacklist @ Crossrail protest today

April 19, 2013 in Reports, Strikes

You can’t describe how NOISY this demo was but it was part of  the right response to the ongoing bullying of sacked Unite Rep Frank Morris. Yesterday he was attacked by Security guards and today there was a big and noisy Unite turnout to raise the game. NSSN Rob williams and other steering committee members also attended to support it. And just when some of them (including blacklisters who are based at this place) thought that was it for the day… We all ended up at KIER in central London.  A lot of excellent support from passers by and cars […]

“Balfour Beatty admission is the tip of the iceberg” BSG

January 24, 2013 in Reports, Strikes

Some updates from the Blacklist Support Group (BSG) over the last week. The group has worked tirelessly to uncover the damaging practices that have undermined workers rights and against blacklisting. NSSN give full support to the campaign. Full opposition day debate in the House of Commons lasting two and a half hours with contributions by many Labour MPs (starts 13:24:00) Credit where credit is due, the MPs did a pretty good job. Chuka Ummuna, Ian Murray, John McDonnell, Michael Meacher, Steve Rotheram, Ian Lavery, Natascha Engel, Tessa Jowell, Michael Meacher, John Mann, Jim McGovern, Dave Anderson and others. Well done […]