Bulletin 153 An Anti-Austerity Summer! (And a Hot Autumn?)

August 1, 2013 in Bulletins, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

NSSN EBULLETIN 153 An Anti-Austerity Summer! (And a Hot Autumn?) We might not all be wearing ‘magic shorts’ but we are getting straight to it this week:  Elected members from trades councils on TUCJCC have come on board with the NSSN to lobby TUC Congress. The Unemployed Workers Centres Combine are also supporting it. All these bodies support the maximum number of unions co-ordinating strike action with planned national strikes in autumn by NUT & NASUWT teachers unions after their rolling regional strikes. Meanwhile, CWU reps are meeting to discuss action against the privatisation of Royal Mail. There is tremendous […]

URGENT APPEAL from BRIDGWATER CWU Delivery Dispute

August 1, 2013 in Appeals, Protest, Strikes

Appeal from Bridgwater CWU – RE: Bridgwater Delivery Office Official Dispute – Financial Support Needed Dear Colleagues, 110 CWU Members out of 120 Postal Workers at Bridgwater Delivery office are currently under severe attack from Royal Mail. They have taken five days strike action so far, following a 79.3% “Yes” vote. The main issues are Royal Mail’s un-agreed implementation of a drastic summer savings plan, allegations about bullying and a “Performance Management” regime and refusal to pay monies owed for mail sequencing savings. These issues have involved Royal Mail selectively breaking both Local and National Agreements with the CWU. Local […]