NSSN 271: Junior Doctors force Tories back

December 2, 2015 in Bulletins

NSSN 271: Junior Doctors force Tories back At the last minute, facing a strike that had already seen over 3,000 operations and 17,500 appointments cancelled, the Tories stepped back from the brink and withdrew the immediate threat of the imposition of new contracts for junior doctors. As a result, the BMA suspended the three days of industrial action on December 1, 8 and 16. Negotiations will now continue but if junior doctors don’t get what they want by January 13th, action can be put back on. The NSSN sends solidarity to the junior doctors and the BMA. We appeal to […]

162 It’s make your mind up time

October 3, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes, Video

Our economy, our society, welfare, schools all reformed, all rebuilt with one aim, one mission in mind – to make this country at long last, and for the first time ever, a land of opportunity for all.” Cameron’s speech to Conservative Party conference confirms that he and the Tory Party faithful minority of 137,000 members, live in a parallel universe to the vast majority in society. Britain may be a ‘land of opportunity’ for the super-rich but it has been on the basis of making an increasing number of people endure a living hell. The Tory ‘rebuilding’ is actually code for […]

Bulletin 161: STRIKE to SAVE OUR NHS!

September 26, 2013 in Bulletins, International, Protest, Reports, Strikes

NSSN BULLETIN 161 Before we start this weeks bulletin planned to coincide with the NHS protest in Manchester at Tory conference this weekend, we would like to extend our support to FBU in England & Wales, on their action against pension cuts yesterday, photos and more on our website now. If the FBU dispute continues members and reps from all unions should provide guidance for workplaces and reps to demand an updated Risk Assessment. Is it safe to work or provide the services in these circumstances? See some RMTguidance here & see some myth busting ‘How generous are firefighters pensions’Read more STRIKE TO SAVE OUR NHS! The National Shop Stewards […]

Bulletin 160: Unofficial Action of Unison Glasgow Housing wins!

September 18, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, Reports, Strikes

BREAKING NEWS – Glasgow city council homeless work team walked out in unofficial action to support a suspended member over and over caseloads. “Members walked out on Friday  and more stayed off work yesterday.’ Following a meeting with all Unison members on unofficial strike action this morning it was unanimously agreed to return to work at 1.30pm today. This was on the grounds that the suspended member of staff was reinstated with no disciplinary action being taken and that the outstanding grievance (which has now changed to a collective grievance of all homeless casework teams) will be progressed as a matter of urgency. […]

Mass Protest at Hovis this morning & Strike Fund Needed

September 18, 2013 in Appeals, News, Reports, Strikes

 Mass protest at the Hovis bakery in Wigan on 18 September blocked the delivery trucks from leaving the plant for hours, for the second time in three days. Bakers are on strike against Hovis bosses’ attempts to casualise the workforce and drive down pay, conditions and job security. Hovis tried to enforce zero-hour contracts through directly-employed staff. The first 7-day strike led to that being withdrawn and those affected given full-time permanent jobs. The current 7-day strike is because now Hovis wants to use agency staff, which the bakers’ Bfawu union suspects are simply zero-hour contracts by the back door. Despite […]

Get Planning for November – NSSN Lobby of the TUC

September 12, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes, Uncategorized, Video

When we arrived in Bournemouth, I really felt like just getting my shoes off and feeling the sand between my toes and listen to the waves rush towards me.. But me and 8 other members, mostly reps, of our Unite LE1111 branch chose to join the NSSN rally & lobby the TUC for co-ordinated action.(Have a look at the short but excellent video of the indoor rally and outdoor protest, well worth watching & SHARING (Click here to the Video) It’s not that we haven’t got enough to do, but it’s precisely because we have so much on fighting dispute after […]

NSSN e-bulletin 158 – Stop cuts – Demand united action – Lobby the TUC for a 24-hour general strike (Sunday 8th September)

September 4, 2013 in Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes, Video

it would be nuts not to begin without congratulating Frank Morris, sacked electrician and all those involved in supporting the campaign for his re-instatement.  The NSSN has been a longstanding practical supporter with Frank Morris and against blacklisting! (More later in the bulletin and BSG report is already on the website). We have handed over this weeks bulletin narrative to Martin Powell-Davies, Member of the NUT teachers’ union executive and the NSSN steering committee argues FOR a general strike, but Now back to Martin: I might be a physics teacher but it doesn’t take rocket science to work out why the trade union […]

Hovis workers anger rises over Zero hours contracts

August 28, 2013 in News, Strikes

Hundreds of bakers at the Hovis bakery in Wigan are on strike for seven days against zero-hour contracts and casualisation. They are demanding the company negotiate seriously, instead of ignoring existing agreements and imposing huge attacks on pay and conditions. Members of the Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union walked out today at 6pm and are mounting strong pickets on all three site entrances. Further 7-day strikes will run from the 11th-18th September, and 25th September until 2nd October. Hovis is reducing hours, meaning pay cuts. They are using agency staff after making permanent staff redundant, meaning pay cuts. Agency staff are paid […]