NSSN 193: Care UK workers say “Enough is enough!”

May 20, 2014 in Bulletins

Mags Cowling’s speech to Doncaster Care UK strikers demo on Saturday 17 May “Hi, my name is Mags Cowling and I am a Doncaster Care UK striker (and newly elected Unison shop steward). We were previously employed by the NHS until last year when we were put out for tender and handed to a company called Care UK. If the tender had been won on the level of care the NHS would have won hands down. But it was with great sadness that we were turned over in September 2013, to a company who say they needed to make cuts […]

NSSN 191:10,000 on ‘March for Bob’ – now Unite the Strikes!

May 7, 2014 in Bulletins

The NSSN salutes the magnificent turnout for this year’s London May Day march and rally, where pride of place went to the memory of two great political and industrial leaders – Bob Crow and Tony Benn. The RMT had a national mobilisation to honour the fighting militant legacy of Bob, tragically cut down in his prime. But despite the solemn occasion, RMT members weren’t downbeat. They called out to TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady, when she spoke – “We need a general strike!” Unite leader Len McCluskey took account of this mood as did PCS Assistant General secretary Chris Baugh, […]