NSSN 225: London Bus Strike / Defend Union Rights

January 14, 2015 in Bulletins

January 13th London bus strike in video and pictures Bus workers in Unite in London are taking historic strike action today (January 13th) – for one rate for the job across all 18 companies. Strikers know this might have to be just the start and are ready for a big fight, but what a start! Picket lines of 70, 100 and more, maintained all day. And the roads – gridlock before dawn. London mayor Boris Johnson claims a third of the service is running but that’s complete rubbish – reports around the picket lines are that only 10% of the […]

NSSN 224: 2015 opens up with mass London bus strike!

January 7, 2015 in Bulletins

On Tuesday January 13th, over 27,000 London busworkers in Unite will be going on strike across the capital. The NSSN sends solidarity to these workers and their union. One of the workers explains why they are taking action:- “Since 1994/95 when London Buses were privatised we have seen attacks on our pay and terms and conditions by operating companies eager to increase profits at any cost.  The last seven years have been the most ruthless with bus workers having to endure miniscule pay ‘rises’ which in real terms have led to pay cuts due to inflation.  We arrive at our […]

Ginger Jentzen from Seattle $15WON to speak at NSSN 2014!

June 11, 2014 in Bulletins

NSSN 196: Seattle $15WON campaigner speaks at NSSN Conference! The NSSN is delighted to announce that a Ginger Jentzen from the victorious $15Now campaign that has lifted the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Seattle will address the NSSN annual conference on July 5th. Undoubtedly, the election last year of Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative as city councillor played a crucial role in this victory alongside an incredible mass campaign. It is an inspiration to all low-paid workers all over the USA and internationally. The NSSN secretary Linda Taaffe attended the enthusiastic and vibrant 15NOW Conference in Seattle in […]