NSSN 245: Victories show that action works!

June 3, 2015 in Bulletins

It’s just a month since the Tories won the general election and already workers are demonstrating how they can be stopped in their tracks! In the last week alone:- Education unions in Lewisham were due to take another two days of strike action this week against academisation but the plans have been deferred. Kone workers were going to continue their weekly Monday strikes against management’s attempts to use a tracking system as a disciplinary tool. But they too have won a victory. For the second time, the threat of national strike action by Network Rail workers has forced the bosses […]

Sign petition! Release Janahan from detention now! End deportations to Sri Lanka

June 2, 2015 in Appeals

Tamil Solidarity demands the immediate release of Janahan Sivanathan from Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) where he is currently being held. Janahan is an active member of Tamil Solidarity and detention and the threat of being returned to Sri Lanka pose a serious risk to his life. Janahan has been severely affected by the Sri Lanka civil war and has been horrendously tortured. He mental state is very unstable and he has a history of self-harm and suicide attempts. Janahan has a history of mental health problems and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Detention in the IRC will […]

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 […]

Affiliate to Tamil Solidarity

March 12, 2015 in Appeals

Unique among Tamil campaigns and organisations, Tamil Solidarity puts the working class and its organisations at the centre of the struggle for Tamil rights. We stand for the right of the Tamil-speaking people in Sri Lanka to self-determination, alongside the struggle for the rights of workers and the oppressed throughout the island, regardless of their ethnic/religious background. In Britain, we have consistently linked that struggle to the trade union movement. Tamil Solidarity activists have intervened at union conferences around the country, and have addressed many union branch meetings and events, raising awareness of the issues facing Tamils – both in […]