NSSN 329: Rail unions unity needed to stop DOO at Southern Rail

February 21, 2017 in Bulletins

  The NSSN salutes members of ASLEF who voted to reject Southern Rail’s offer to end their dispute. We call on the union to join with the RMT, who disgracefully were excluded from talks brokered by the TUC, to plan co-ordinated action to stop management’s Driver Only Operation (DOO) plans. The starting point for this is a commitment not to have separate talks with the company. It is therefore a concern that there are reports that ASLEF and Southern Rail are meeting for secret talks today. We don’t believe that this is the message of the ASLEF ballot last week. […]

NSSN 328: Support BA Mixed Fleet strike!

February 15, 2017 in Bulletins

  Low-paid British Airways cabin crew in Unite the Union are due to strike this week from Friday to Monday for another 4 days on top of the 11 days of action they have already taken this year. But instead of negotiating, BA have been trying to intimidate workers on £12,000 a year through removing bonuses and staff travel. The NSSN will continue to give our full support and solidarity and we appeal to all our supporters and affiliates to do so as well. The workers have been using Bedfont & Feltham Football & Social Club as their HQ – […]

NSSN 327: Support RMT on Southern Rail!

February 8, 2017 in Bulletins

  The transport union RMT, its members, and many across the union movement are fuming at the proposed Southern Rail ‘deal’. It was made with the leadership of the Aslef transport union and presided over by the TUC – they and the Tories hope it will settle the Southern Rail dispute. We don’t believe that this is reflected on the ASLEF picket lines, where members have expressed real solidarity with RMT guards and station staff, who have taken 28 days of strike action. We call on Aslef members to reject this offer and call more coordinated strikes with the RMT. […]

NSSN 293: Support the strikes!

May 18, 2016 in Bulletins

Two weeks after the Tory trade Union Bill became law, this week’s NSSN e-bulletin is full of reports and requests of solidarity from a whole number of disputes. PCS members in the National Museum Wales are continuing their all-out strike while their comrades in BIS start action against office closures and job cuts. BFAWU members in Sheffield and Unite housing workers in the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) are also taking strike action. RMT members on Southern Rail and Glasgow Unison janitors will both be striking and protesting. A number of POA branches have also been walking out over health […]

NSSN 282: Model motion to build support for Junior Doctors

March 2, 2016 in Bulletins

BMA Junior Doctors dispute – next Wednesday March 9th, Junior Doctors will start the first of three more 48-hour strikes after the Tories announced their plan to impose the new contract latest update. The planned dates of industrial action are: 9 – 11 March: Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 9 March and 8am on Friday 11 March (48 hours) 6 – 8 April: Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 6 April and 8am on Friday 8 April (48 hours) 26 – 28 April: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday 26 April and 8am on Thursday 28 […]

242: No cuts mandate – come to NSSN fightback Conference

May 12, 2015 in Bulletins

Thousands of trade union reps and activists are trying to make sense of the general election result that has ushered in another 5 years of Tory rule – except this time without any LibDem cover. But we don’t believe that this is a strong government. The Tories only increased their vote by 0.8% and have a wafer thin majority. But left to their own devices, Cameron, Osborne & co (now including Boris) will try and unleash a new wave of their austerity offensive, including £12bn of welfare cuts on the most vulnerable. They will also look to further attack democratic […]