NSSN 370: Seasons Greetings – keep fighting back in 2018!!

December 18, 2017 in Bulletins

The National Shop Stewards Network sends our greetings and thanks to all our supporters and affiliates in our last weekly bulletin of the year. 2017 was a year of struggle. We’ve seen waves of strike action, too numerous to mention them all. As you will read in this bulletin, this wave continues into the holiday period. These have often been by low-paid workers to defend their living standards as prices rises and pay caps see the biggest drop in workers’ real incomes since the end of the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century. We saw the ‘B-strikes’ in the […]

321: NSSN proud to give full support to Xmas strikes

December 20, 2016 in Bulletins

In preparation for the strikes this week, the NSSN has been attacked by the media from the BBC to the Sunday Times and Daily Mail. We stand accused of calling for co-ordinated strike action and for the Tory government to be brought down. We have nothing to apologise for. The NSSN has a proud record of calling for the maximum joint action by the unions in face of the most brutal austerity for 90 years. We campaigned for the 2million-strong N30 public pensions strike in 2011 and lobbied TUC Congress in 2012 and 2013 to support motions voicing the need […]

NSSN 173: What was the REAL 2013?

December 17, 2013 in Bulletins, News

As our supporters attempt to wind down and use the holiday season to recharge their batteries, we’ll be faced with a barrage of newspaper articles and TV programmes reviewing 2013. (Though we are aware there are strikes over the period, including FBU, Unite St Mungos and more). No doubt, the Tory media will be proclaiming an economic recovery and pointing to the relative lack of trade union strikes and protests as proof that the good times are back. Just last week saw young people take to the streets in ‘cops of campus’ responding to brutal attacks by the police in […]