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 296: Support BFAWU Pennine workers

June 8, 2016 in Bulletins

‘Organise to take on the Tories! Link up the strikes!’ – This year’s annual NSSN conference – our 10th – will be on Saturday July 2nd in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL – 11am-4.30pm details here   Facebook event Confirmed speakers: Steve Gillan POA General Secretary, Matt Wrack FBU General Secretary, Ronnie Draper BFAWU General Secretary, Janice Godrich PCS President, Chris Baugh PCS Assistant General Secretary, Sean Hoyle RMT President Yannis Gourtsoyannis BMA junior doctors committee national executive To register in advance – email info@shopstewards.net. Conference fee is £6 each – you can pay on the day […]

234: ConDems raise minimum wage by 20p! Fight for £10Now April 15 global day of action!

March 18, 2015 in Bulletins

NSSN 234: ConDems raise minimum wage by 20p! Fight for £10/hr on April 15 #globalfastfood rights day of action! On April 15th, the National Shop Stewards Network will be taking part in the global day of action for fast-food workers. We are proud to be part of the ‘Fast Food Rights/Hungry for Justice’ campaign of the BFAWU bakers’ union along with John McDonnell MP, Youth Fight for Jobs, Unite the Resistance, Disabled People Against Cuts and others. The main themes of the UK protests will be: for a £10/hr minimum wage, scarp zero-hour contracts and join a union. On Budget […]

NSSN 233: Solidarity to Northern Ireland March 13 strike!

March 11, 2015 in Bulletins

This Friday March 13th, tens of thousands of public sector workers will be taking joint strike action in Northern Ireland. NIPSA, Unite, Unison, GMB and teachers’ union INTO will also be on strike. With transport workers on buses and trains also involved, it will have the feel of a 24 hour general strike. The NSSN sends our full support and solidarity to these workers and their unions. We call on trade unionists to send solidarity messages on social media with the hashtag #M13   NIPSA President Padraig Mulholland (in a personal capacity) says, “On Friday 13 March health, education, the […]

228: National Gallery strike, stop privatisation & union victimisation!

February 4, 2015 in Bulletins

From PCS website (3 Feb): Pickets braved the London snow on the first morning of our five-day strike over privatisation at the National Gallery. The well-supported action followed news yesterday that one of our senior reps there, and a member of our team in the talks at Acas, had been suspended by senior managers. In a “disproportionate act of unfathomable bad faith” the gallery suspended Candy Udwin, alleging a breach of commercial confidentiality. We maintain our reps have a legitimate right to ask officials to raise these questions on what is a matter of strong public interest. We are asking […]

227: Northern Ireland workers ballot for joint March 13th strike

January 28, 2015 in Bulletins

From the website of the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance trade union (NIPSA):- Dispute over Pay and/or Staffing Cuts – Industrial Action Ballot (23 January) You will be aware from previous circulars that the NIPSA Civil Service Group Executive Committee recommended that members employed in the NI Civil Service and related NDPBs, including Cross Border Bodies and the NI Assembly should participate in a campaign of opposition to the unfair 2014 imposed pay settlement and the thousands of staffing cuts that arise out of the 2015/16 NI Draft Budget and that this campaign would include industrial action, including strike action, […]

VIDEO: #J10 Public sector strike

July 14, 2014 in News, Protest, Video

Public sector workers in nine different unions were out on strike in force on 10 July 2014 in a magnificent show of strength to demand an end to the pay freeze. Local government workers in Unison, Unite and GMB; civil servants in the PCS and Nipsa, teachers in the NUT, fire-fighters in the FBU, and sections of London transport workers in RMT and TSSA all went on strike on the same day, uniting in action to tell the government that they can’t tolerate any further driving down of living standards. Speaking at the London rally PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka […]

NSSN leaflet for July 10th strikes

July 8, 2014 in News, Strikes

NSSN leaflet for July 10th strikes

Video: All strike together & Memorium for Bob Crow

July 7, 2014 in News, Video

5 July 2014 saw a packed 8th annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference, held at Conway Hall in Red Lion Square, London. Opening the conference, this video reviewed the year, including a tribute to Bob Crow, who founded the NSSN eight years ago, and backed its initiatives, showing the wide range of militant struggles that have taken place, and looked forward to the 10 July united action by the FBU, GMB, PCS, NIPSA in Northern Ireland, Unison and Unite. Speakers at the conference, the first session of which will be uploaded to YouTube before the 10 July 2014 action, […]