NSSN 313: Support NUJ Newsquest South London strike & Unite Crossrail campaign

October 25, 2016 in Bulletins

Support NUJ Newsquest South London strike NUJ members working for Newsquest in South London are out on strike again this week after voting to extend their strike by another 5 days. It is over a newsroom restructure that will result in 12 reporters covering news, sport and leisure across 11 newspapers and eight websites under a single content editor. Seven reporters have resigned over the plans. The striking journalists outside the company’s Sutton HQ told the NSSN, “We aren’t out here for more pay or better perks but because we have been cut to the extent that it’s impossible to do […]

#WakeyFor10 – Wakefield demo April 14 #FastFoodGlobal

April 12, 2016 in Protest

Joint Press statement by Wakeyfor10 and the Bakers Food and Allied workers union Britain’s food union, For over a 150 years The Bakers food and allied workers union has sought to improve the living conditions for workers, weather that be in work or in the community The BFAWU, stands by its members, In the 5th richest country in the world. we have a situation where workers do not have enough income coming in to have a reasonable standard of living, Many workers have to choose between eating and heating, many parents report skipping meals to feed children, Teachers report an […]

222: “Its time to resist Osborne’s escalation of the cuts!”

December 11, 2014 in Bulletins

In last week’s NSSN e-bulletin, we exposed the step change in the ConDems’ austerity offensive, announced in Osborne’s Autumn Statement. It seems our figure of £35-50billion underestimated the scale of this attack! By last weekend, it was estimated by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) and the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) that 60% of the cuts are still to be made, with £55billion to come on top of the £45billion that have already been carried out. This represents a catastrophe for working-class people and the vast majority in society. The NSSN calls on the trade union leaders, when they […]

Ritzy strikers march for a Living Wage

July 18, 2014 in Protest

Strikers at Brixton’s Ritzy cinema were joined by fellow BECTU members and supporters in a march around central London yesterday. The march was part of their long running fight for the London Living Wage of £8.80 an hour. The route took in several well known London cinema’s owned by Cine World, the parent company of the Ritzy. The march concluded with a rally at the London Assembly. There were speeches from BECTU General Secretary Gerry Morrissey, film maker Ken Loach, Labour London Assembly member Fiona Twycross and Ritzy shop steward Rob Lugg. A message of solidarity was read out from […]

‘Nothings got worse since austerity took hold’ – Really?!

October 11, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

A BBC survey purported to show that over 40% of those interviewed had not noticed a change to local government services since austerity took hold. Some even thought services had improved! Yet we all know of closures to libraries, swimming pools, reduced council facilities and the rest. Even the BBC website has stories from leading councillors believing councils will run out of money (‘Budget cuts could make councils ‘go bust’ says senior councillor’ here ‘Councils in England and Wales have “run out of money and the system is bust”, said the head of the Local Government Association’ here Liverpool mayor claims ‘city could be bankrupt […]