NSSN 183 – Bob Crow: A fighter for the working class

March 13, 2014 in Appeals

Bob Crow’s profoundly shocking death on Tuesday 11 March at the young age of 52 deprives RMT members of the most inspirational and effective leader in the trade union movement at a time when workers across the world face economic attacks and imperialist aggression to an extent not seen since the 1930s. Perhaps this partly explains why his friends, colleagues and comrades have been deluged by messages expressing solidarity, condolence and almost inconsolable sadness from workers’ representatives from Cuba to Iraq and all points in between. This is no media-concocted emotional frenzy. Bob’s brilliance as a media performer, whether as […]

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 […]

NSSN 165 Support the Grangemouth workers!

October 23, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

NSSN 165 Support the Grangemouth workers! The National Shop Stewards Network gives full support to the workers at the refinery against the scandalous scare tactics of Ineos. Our supporters attended the rally at the plant on Sunday read report from NSSN website Events are moving quickly with this morning, Ineos announcing the closure of the petrochemical works on the site with the loss of up to 800 jobs. The effective lock-out at the oil refinery is still continuing. This means that all trade unionists have to step up their support and solidarity, particularly if the workers decide to occupy the site. We salute […]