NSSN 233: Solidarity to Northern Ireland March 13 strike!

March 11, 2015 in Bulletins

This Friday March 13th, tens of thousands of public sector workers will be taking joint strike action in Northern Ireland. NIPSA, Unite, Unison, GMB and teachers’ union INTO will also be on strike. With transport workers on buses and trains also involved, it will have the feel of a 24 hour general strike. The NSSN sends our full support and solidarity to these workers and their unions. We call on trade unionists to send solidarity messages on social media with the hashtag #M13   NIPSA President Padraig Mulholland (in a personal capacity) says, “On Friday 13 March health, education, the […]

5,000 Iranian iron workers strike

August 29, 2014 in International

More than 5,000 Iranian mine workers went on strike on August 19 in central province of Yazd demanding the release of two workers who had been arrested by the State Security Forces. The two workers of Bafq Iron Ore mine were arrested at the request of the mine’s management. The arrested miners, Amir Hossein Kargaran and Ali Sabri are reportedly accused of organizing a 40-day strike which started on May 18 in protest of the privatization of the mine. The forces had planned to arrest 16 other workers who also had been involved in a 40 day strike in May. […]