382: NSSN Conference now July 7 – support June 30 NHS 70th anniversary

March 20, 2018 in Bulletins

  The NSSN steering committee has decided to put our annual conference back a week to avoid a clash of dates with a national day of action to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS on June 30th. We will do all we can to build these protests against continuing Tory health cuts. As our supporters and affiliates will be aware, we had to cancel last year’s NSSN Conference because the People’s Assembly called an emergency post-General Election demo that clashed with the NSSN date. We made that decision because we only had a couple of weeks’ notice and put […]

29 day Future Directions strike ends

January 28, 2014 in News, Strikes

The long-running dispute by care-workers at Future Directions in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has ended in a settlement which their union Unison sees as a victory. Future Directions (FD) is a private company wholly owned by Lancashire-based Calderstones NHS trust. When FD was awarded the contract by Rochdale council to provide care for seriously disabled adults in the borough, it imposed massive pay cuts on staff of up to 40% plus various other attacks on terms and conditions. Unison members responded with 29 days strike action over the course of nearly 12 months as they resisted this enormous attack. Now, Rochdale […]