No. 132 It’s time for a united union fight for decent pay!

March 8, 2013 in Bulletins, International, Strikes

  NSSN ebulletin 132 International Women’s Day 2013: Women to the fore against austerity – “it’s high time for a united union fight for decent pay” Women internationally have fought to defend jobs and services and this has never been so important as we approach international women’s day this year.  All the gains that we have made are under attack. However women have also been at the forefront of standing up to defend public services as the majority of the workers in the public sector. And also campaigning in our communities against cuts as women recognise how important these services […]

NSSN weekly bulletin 125

January 17, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, Reports, Strikes

NSSN BULLETIN NO. 124 Hardly have we set foot into the New Year than a barrage of attacks have rained down on workers. It’s as if bosses have acted quickly to get bad news done and dusted before workers have recovered from the festive season. Nearly 9,000 jobs have just gone in HMV, Jessops and Blockbusters, and including those companies like Comet that went bust before Christmas, then overall 16,700 jobs have been slashed in retail. Added to this over 1000 worker at the Honda plant in Swindon are facing mass redundancies. Local authorities like Birmingham and Manchester are adding […]

Appeal from South African mine workers

October 16, 2012 in International, Reports, Strikes

Rustenburg, October 12, 2012: FROM: Rustenburg Joint Strike Coordinating Committee TO: Shop stewards, trade unionists, fellow workers, comrades RE: Appeal for support for striking South African mine workers Dear comrades, We write to appeal to you to support our strike for a decent living wage. The strike that started at Lonmin’s platinum mines in Marikana, where on 16 August, 34 workers were shot dead by police, is continuing across South Africa’s mines. We fight for at least R12 500 basic salary for all workers on the mines, equal pay for equal work – to end subcontracting, for a safe working […]