NSSN 295: Bakers Union strikes back in Yorkshire & Wales!

June 1, 2016 in Bulletins

On April 1st, the NSSN alongside other campaigning organisations, took part in a Fast Food Rights/Hungry for Justice protest alongside the BFAWU Bakers Union outside Downing Street. It was to protest at the Government’s new ‘Gimmick’ National Living Wage. The Tories tried to portray it as a real breakthrough for the low-paid but BFAWU President Ian Hodson attacked the hypocrisy of a ‘minimum wage’ that didn’t apply to workers under the age of 25. But he also warned that unscrupulous employers would try to make their workers pay for the rise by cutting shift allowances and other premiums. This week, […]

Public meeting: Stop the closure of Port Talbot steelworks

January 20, 2016 in News, Press Releases

The NSSN will hold a public solidarity meeting for steel works in Port Talbot threatened with job losses and closures.: The meeting will begin at 7.30pm Wednesday February 10 in lounge of Grand Hotel Port Talbot (opposite train station) Confirmed speakers include Rob Williams NSSN national chair & ex-Swansea Visteon (Ford) union convenor. Nationalise to #SaveOurSteel

Carmarthenshire Labour council attacks union rights

March 13, 2014 in News

From a Carmarthenshire Unison member, writing in a personal capacity. On the 1st April 2014 Carmarthenshire Labour led Council (yes a Labour council!) will remove the trade union secondments for Unison, GMB and Unite. Before this anti –trade union attack, that will be applauded by the Con-Dems and the Taxpayers Alliance, Carmarthenshire County Council was one of the worst in Wales in what it was prepared to pay for in regard to trade union secondments. What the Taxpayers Alliance will not applaud is that this draconian measure will not save money but is likely to cost more. This is clearly […]