NSSN 304: Deliveroo workers strike against #Slaveroo pay cuts!

August 16, 2016 in Bulletins

Hundreds of drivers working for takeaway food courier company Deliveroo protested outside their head office on 15 August, the beginning of a strike over changes to their pay. At the moment drivers get £7 an hour plus £1 extra for each delivery, Deliveroo want to cut the hourly rate and move to a zero-hour contract which would mean drivers earning only £3.75 for each delivery. Deliveroo boss William Shu came out to talk to workers but tried to pull the wool over their eyes and request ‘one on one’ discussions with the workers which was met with boos. The drivers, […]

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 […]

NSSN 194: Strike together on July 10 for a pay rise!

May 28, 2014 in Bulletins

The NUT’s executive committee has voted to make preparations to give notice for strike action on 10 July. This is the day that school support staff unions have put forward as the date when they hope to be able to call a co-ordinated strike. Other public sector unions like the PCS have live ballots already in place are also discussing the possibility of co-ordinating action too. Over a million workers could be on strike together. There will also be other campaigning activity including campaign stalls, Education Question Time events, a Lobby of Parliament on 10 June and the People’s Assembly […]

SOAS cleaners strike again!

March 21, 2014 in News, Strikes, Uncategorized

Unison members working for outsourced cleaning company ISS at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have again been on strike today. The strikers, many of them migrant workers are demanding the same terms and conditions such as sick pay and other benefits enjoyed by in-house workers. They and their supporters are also calling for them to be brought in-house and work for SOAS directly.  This is the 3rd day of strike action after a two day strike two weeks ago. The workers received tremendous support from college workers, students and other trade unionists who attended the picket line […]

NSSN 181 – Glasgow care workers escalate action

February 26, 2014 in Bulletins

The Glasgow care workers strike action is growing stronger and more solid. After taking two 48-hour strikes in January the around 400 Unison members involved have now just completed a 72-hour strike over the Valentine’s weekend. If Social Work bosses and the Labour administration thought the resolve of the workers could be broken, they couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact the mood has hardened even further. At a mass meeting on Sunday 16th February workers unanimously voted to escalate their action and intend to take a further three 72-hour strikes starting on March 7th and then continues for the […]

NSSN 180 – Tube unions 1 Johnson 0

February 19, 2014 in Bulletins

A SOLID STRIKE by RMT AND TSSA has gained us a political and industrial victory over Boris Johnson. A partial retreat by our bosses from an intransigent position of refusing to withdraw their proposed cuts of a 1,000 jobs and closing virtually all ticket offices has been achieved. Action is suspended for eight weeks while all aspects of the proposals are discussed and implementation is put on hold as is the HR1 redundancy notice. This shows the power of effective industrial action. The action gained support from the public in London, many of whom congratulated us for resisting the cuts. […]

Royal Opera House cleaners beat low pay

February 4, 2014 in News, Strikes

From the IWGB Victory over poverty pay

NSSN 176 – Local government cuts: Protest AND then strike

January 21, 2014 in Bulletins, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

Since May 2010 407,000 jobs have been lost in local government and some of the biggest cuts are yet to bite. In adjoining counties in the east midlands, 2 county councils, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – both Labour controlled, are planning cuts of £157m and £154 respectively over the next 3 years. These are examples not exceptions. And for those ‘lucky’ enough to keep their jobs, over two-thirds earn below the coalition government’s low pay threshold and £5,500 less than annual median earnings. Over half a million local government workers earn less than £15000 annually and almost the same amount fall […]

VIDEO: 3 Cosas Strike: Victory!

January 17, 2014 in News, Protest, Strikes, Video

Reposted from Reel News YouTube Channel A major step forward for outsourced workers at the University of London: immediately after their two day strike in November 2013, Balfour Beatty announced major concessions on sick pay and holidays. However the campaign continues; there’s no movement on pensions, the sick pay and holidays are still not up to the level of directly employed workers, there’s no guaranteed employment for workers at the soon to be renovated Garden Halls, and there’s no recognition agreement. The next strike is for 3 days on 27-29 January 2014; please donate to the strike fund at http://3cosascampaign.wordpress.com/

NSSN 175 – Support the London Tubeworkers!

January 15, 2014 in Bulletins

From RMT London Calling read full bulletin here Despite the concerted efforts of TfL bosses to persuade members to vote against strike action our members voted overwhelmingly to take action to defend our jobs and services. 77% voted in favour of strike action. That’s 31% of those balloted, a greater percentage of the electorate than voted either for Boris or Cameron. It is a resounding mandate. We can win this dispute if we stand firm. We will be further strengthened when TSSA get a yes vote in their ballot, which is now underway. We demand the withdrawal of LU’s Fit […]