NSSN 302: Oil strike & Wood St cleaners – 50 days out!

July 26, 2016 in Bulletins

This week, we headline two disputes – one that has just burst out in the North Sea oil fields and the other reaching its 50th day! Over 400 members of Unite and RMT working for Wood Group on Shell platforms went on strike today – the first in the offshore oil and gas industry in almost 3 decades – which follows a ban on overtime which came into force yesterday. The NSSN took part in a protest at Shell International in Canary Wharf this morning. See interviews of RMT Assistant General Secretary Steve Hedley and President Sean Hoyle as well […]

237: Bromley Council workers strike against cuts & union attacks

April 9, 2015 in Bulletins

Hundreds of Bromley Council workers took 2 days of strike action on April 7th and 8th against the Tory council’s cuts, privatisation of services and attacks on union facilities. This shows why employers are attacking union rights – to try and hamstring unions in the face of vicious cuts. But the workers from Unite are showing that with fighting leadership, members will respond. At the strike rally, Unite lead rep Kathy Smith spoke alongside the union’s regional officer Onay Kasab. Unison branch secretary Glenn Kelly who along with other unison members who refused to cross the picket line told the […]

NO. 148 Teachers start their fightback – Strike in the North West!

June 26, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, Protest, Reports, Strikes

NSSN E-Bulletin 148   Come to the Seventh NSSN Annual Conference this Saturday! Teachers start their fightback with strike in the North-West RMT re-affirms its commitment for a general strike against austerity! On Thursday 27 June, NUT and NASUWT members across twenty-two local authorities in the North-West of England are being called upon to take region-wide strike action. Strike rallies will be taking place in Manchester, Preston, Chester and Liverpool. Across the rest of England and Wales, teachers are being asked to show their solidarity with the North-West action by wearing stickers, sending in messages and photos of support, and […]

Bulletin 139 – Time to get your diaries out..

April 24, 2013 in Bulletins, Reports, Strikes

We’re supposed to be in the age of declining unions but if the TUC calls a 24 hour general strike, the young, the unorganised and the unemployed will join the unions.” RMT General Secretary Bob Crow closed the NSSN lobby of today’s (April 24th) TUC General Council, which saw up to 200 union member and activists chant “Name the date for a general strike!” It was apt that POA prison officers’ union leader Steve Gillan also addressed the lobby. It was his union’s motion 5 to last September’s TUC conference that called on the unions to consider the “practicalities of […]