NSSN 296: Support BFAWU Pennine workers

June 8, 2016 in Bulletins

‘Organise to take on the Tories! Link up the strikes!’ – This year’s annual NSSN conference – our 10th – will be on Saturday July 2nd in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL – 11am-4.30pm details here   Facebook event Confirmed speakers: Steve Gillan POA General Secretary, Matt Wrack FBU General Secretary, Ronnie Draper BFAWU General Secretary, Janice Godrich PCS President, Chris Baugh PCS Assistant General Secretary, Sean Hoyle RMT President Yannis Gourtsoyannis BMA junior doctors committee national executive To register in advance – email info@shopstewards.net. Conference fee is £6 each – you can pay on the day […]

NSSN Conference: No to austerity & anti-union laws

July 7, 2015 in Bulletins

As the standing ovation for sacked Greek Vodafone worker, Harris Sedaris, died away, the audience at the ninth annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference broke into an impromptu rendition of traditional socialist song ‘the International’. It was a fitting end to a day full of hope and confidence – one that laid the foundations for the next few months of crucial struggle. This was the first NSSN conference since the Tories’ shock election victory and no delegate was in any doubt as to the challenges we face. But they also recognised there is no time for mourning. Activists spoke […]

VIDEO: Greek trade unionist Harris Sideris at NSSN 2015

July 5, 2015 in International, Strikes, Video

Closing the National Shop Stewards Network 9th Annual conference, special guest speaker, the Greek trade union activist Harris Sideris, explained how trade unionists were fighting back in Greece. The packed NSSN conference, held at Conway Hall in London Saturday 4 July, heard Harris demand that the Greek people should not pay for the crisis of the bosses. Harris is a member of the trade union rank and file committee of the contract workers who was sacked by Vodafone for organising in his workplace, and a member of Xekinima, a section of the Committee for a Workers International (CWI). He demanded […]

NSSN 249: Sacked Greek Vodafone worker at NSSN Conference

July 1, 2015 in Bulletins

The National Shop Stewards Network is delighted to announce that Harris Sideris from Athens is going to speak at NSSN conference. He is one of two workers sacked by Vodafone bosses a few weeks ago and is a member of the trade union committee of the contract workers (at Vodafone) – who are fighting for full union rights. There have been two one-day strikes at Vodafone since the sackings – the second was last week The fact that our conference is a day before the Greek referendum on the EU austerity package will give union and anti-cuts activists the opportunity […]