349: Support strikes, stop union attacks, celebrate victories!

July 26, 2017 in Bulletins

NSSN 349: Support the strikes, stop the union attacks, celebrate the victories! This week’s NSSN bulletin opens with some long-running disputes by Unite, PCS and RMT members. We also include another attack on the POA and a fight in Northern Ireland against an attack on NIPSA, including two of its prominent members. We appeal for solidarity for all these struggles. But to show that it’s possible to win significant victories, we include the successful legal action by PCS against the Government imposition of new inferior redundancy terms in the civil service and Unison’s defeat of their employment tribunal fees. Low […]

NSSN 348: Support PCS fight against DWP office closures

July 12, 2017 in Bulletins

The government is abandoning unemployed, sick and disabled people, and putting hundreds of jobs at risk, by confirming today the closure of almost one in 10 jobcentres. The news comes as we announce our members in Eastern Avenue jobcentre in Sheffield, one of the threatened sites, will strike again from 17 to 21 July following a week-long walkout in June. The Department for Work and Pensions has announced just six of the original 78 jobcentres earmarked for closure will remain open, and only 11 of the 80 planned to co-locate with local authorities have been given a reprieve – and […]

347: Support the strikes at Barts NHS Trust, Mixed Fleet and Mears

July 4, 2017 in Bulletins

  As unions start to discuss what action can be taken against this weak and divided Tory Government, three important disputes either start this week or move up a gear. Today, the day before the NHS turns 69, workers at Barts Trust in London employed by Serco started action with huge picket lines and a buoyant protest. Manchester maintenance workers have escalated their dispute to all out action. And Mixed Fleet cabin crew in British Airways have resumed their action after management refused to lift sanctions on striking workers. The NSSN supports all these disputes and have been on the […]

Solidarity with PCS striking on Budget day!

March 19, 2013 in Press Releases, Reports, Strikes

As the CONDEM government look to further shift wealth to the rich and leave more and more of us literally gasping for breath as we try to make ends meet, we are proud to express our support and solidarity with the PCS members who will be taking strike action tomorrow over pay, pensions and terms and conditions. The government has refused to negotiate so more action is planned on the 5th of April with half day walkouts.  When the chancellor stands up to deliver his budget, PSC members will be protesting across the UK, with rallies including one just meters away, outside Parliament from […]

NW NSSN report & agrees to support ETUC day of action

October 29, 2012 in Reports

An excellent meeting by the north-west Shop Stewards Network in Manchester on Saturday brought together stewards and members across Greater Manchester and Lancashire from Unite, UCU, NUM, Unison and BFAWU. The main discussion on “next steps towards a one-day general strike” affirmed widespread support for the demand that the TUC name the date now for a well-prepared 24-hour strike. MEETING AGREED: to meet monthly, next meeting Sat 24 November 1-3pm at the Town Hall Tavern (venue to be confirmed in next day or so) resolution on next steps towards the general strike, pasted at end of this report We face […]