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 […]

NSSN 174 – Happy New Year…the resistance has already started in 2014!

January 8, 2014 in Bulletins, International, News

2014 has started in the same way as 2013 ended – yet more stories on an almost daily basis about the economic catastrophe facing working people. Food banks, pay-day loan shark companies, bedroom tax, living standards slashed, yet Osborne claims that another £25billion cuts has to be found…and it has to come yet again from the poorest in society, while the rich continue to prosper.   But just as last year ended with a swathe of strikes, we have already seen action this year – PCS members were on strike on New Year’s Eve and January 2nd! And the fantastic […]

NSSN 173: What was the REAL 2013?

December 17, 2013 in Bulletins, News

As our supporters attempt to wind down and use the holiday season to recharge their batteries, we’ll be faced with a barrage of newspaper articles and TV programmes reviewing 2013. (Though we are aware there are strikes over the period, including FBU, Unite St Mungos and more). No doubt, the Tory media will be proclaiming an economic recovery and pointing to the relative lack of trade union strikes and protests as proof that the good times are back. Just last week saw young people take to the streets in ‘cops of campus’ responding to brutal attacks by the police in […]

NSSN166 – Support UCU, Unison & Unite members strikers

October 31, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

31 October will be a day of coordinated strike action by UCU, Unison and Unite members working in Universities. This is the first UK-wide joint action between these Higher Education unions, demonstrating the anger that their members feel about the employers’ insulting 1% pay increase. Even pro-capitalist commentator Will Hutton, writing in the Observer notes that “The real wages of academics have fallen by 13% since 2008, one of the largest sustained wage cuts any profession has suffered since the Second World War.” This is despite the scandalously high fees charged to students, which have subsidised lavish pay at the […]

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 156 – Mass action can defeat Hunt’s NHS cuts!

August 22, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Reports, Strikes

In Lewisham in south London, triumphant health campaigners’ posters announce: “We’ve won! Justice for Lewisham Hospital.” Local people are celebrating a famous victory. This January health secretary Hunt tried to downgrade Lewisham hospital’s accident and emergency departments and its high risk obstetric department. On 31 July a high court judge ruled that Hunt did not have such legal powers. This was a victory for organised opposition to NHS cutbacks. Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign organised huge marches of 10,000+ last November and of 25,000 in January against this attack on a successful and popular hospital. NHS campaigners know that this isn’t […]

Bulletin 153 An Anti-Austerity Summer! (And a Hot Autumn?)

August 1, 2013 in Bulletins, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

NSSN EBULLETIN 153 An Anti-Austerity Summer! (And a Hot Autumn?) We might not all be wearing ‘magic shorts’ but we are getting straight to it this week:  Elected members from trades councils on TUCJCC have come on board with the NSSN to lobby TUC Congress. The Unemployed Workers Centres Combine are also supporting it. All these bodies support the maximum number of unions co-ordinating strike action with planned national strikes in autumn by NUT & NASUWT teachers unions after their rolling regional strikes. Meanwhile, CWU reps are meeting to discuss action against the privatisation of Royal Mail. There is tremendous […]

NO. 148 Teachers start their fightback – Strike in the North West!

June 26, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, Protest, Reports, Strikes

NSSN E-Bulletin 148   Come to the Seventh NSSN Annual Conference this Saturday! Teachers start their fightback with strike in the North-West RMT re-affirms its commitment for a general strike against austerity! On Thursday 27 June, NUT and NASUWT members across twenty-two local authorities in the North-West of England are being called upon to take region-wide strike action. Strike rallies will be taking place in Manchester, Preston, Chester and Liverpool. Across the rest of England and Wales, teachers are being asked to show their solidarity with the North-West action by wearing stickers, sending in messages and photos of support, and […]

‘UNITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM, DIVISION & TERROR’ EBULLETIN MAY 30th 2013 NO. 144

May 30, 2013 in Bulletins, International, Protest, Reports, Strikes

EBULLETIN MAY 30th 2013 NO. 144 STATEMENT FROM GREENWICH UNITE TRADE UNION BRANCH ON WOOLWICH ATTROCITY AND SUBSEQUENT EVENTS –  ‘UNITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM, DIVISION & TERROR’ Unite 2050 trade union branch totally and without any reservation condemn the senseless and barbaric murder of a serving soldier in a busy street in our community. Our condolences go out to the family of Lee Rigby. This was a barbaric and callous act that has taken a son, husband and father away from his family. We would wish to add our voice to others in saying that there is no place […]

Don’t let the racists divide us! Lewisham NUT call anti-BNP protest

May 29, 2013 in Protest

NO TO TERRORISM NO TO RACISM Join the protest against the BNP SATURDAY 1 JUNE Rally planned 2pm from Islamic Centre Check on the Lewisham NUT website for confirmed details The horrific murder of a young soldier in Woolwich has rightly been met with overwhelming condemnation. However, now the British National Party (BNP) are trying to use the understandable outrage at this attack to gain support. On Saturday afternoon, they are planning to march on the Islamic Centre in Lewisham. Lewisham has a proud record of standing united against all those who would divide our community. Join the protest to […]