VIDEO: First session of NSSN Conference

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized, Video

Platform speakers of the first session of the National Shop Stewards Network’s eight annual conference, held in Conway hall, Red Lion Square, London on the 5 July 2014. Speakers were: Peter Pinkney, RMT president Rob Williams, Chair, NSSN Brian Caton, former POA general secretary Janice Godrich, PCS president Ginger Jentzen, a victorious Seattle $15Now campaigner Ronnie Draper, BFAWU general secretary

NSSN 199: Come to NSSN14 this Saturday, build mass July10 strike

July 2, 2014 in Bulletins

The line-up for the July 10 strike is now complete. The FBU has today announced that fire-fighters defending their hard won pension rights will be walking out on the same day as up to 1½ million council and school workers, teachers, civil servants and others who are resisting the continuing public sector pay freeze. Workers from Unison, PCS, Unite, GMB, NUT, FBU and NIPSA will be on strike together. Transport for London workers as well as power control operators on London Underground will also be out on strike that day, meaning that RMT and TSSA can be added to the […]

Ginger Jentzen from Seattle $15WON to speak at NSSN 2014!

June 11, 2014 in Bulletins

NSSN 196: Seattle $15WON campaigner speaks at NSSN Conference! The NSSN is delighted to announce that a Ginger Jentzen from the victorious $15Now campaign that has lifted the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Seattle will address the NSSN annual conference on July 5th. Undoubtedly, the election last year of Kshama Sawant of Socialist Alternative as city councillor played a crucial role in this victory alongside an incredible mass campaign. It is an inspiration to all low-paid workers all over the USA and internationally. The NSSN secretary Linda Taaffe attended the enthusiastic and vibrant 15NOW Conference in Seattle in […]

IN PICTURES: London Fast Food Rights Day of Action

May 16, 2014 in News, Protest

May 15th saw protests and strike action around the world as fast food workers went on the offensive for higher wages and trade union rights. Here in Britain the Bakers union the BFAWU organised actions around the country as part of their fast food rights campaign. The London leg of the day of action took place outside McDonald’s on Whitehall Road, a stone’s throw from Parliamnet

NSSN166 – Support UCU, Unison & Unite members strikers

October 31, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes

31 October will be a day of coordinated strike action by UCU, Unison and Unite members working in Universities. This is the first UK-wide joint action between these Higher Education unions, demonstrating the anger that their members feel about the employers’ insulting 1% pay increase. Even pro-capitalist commentator Will Hutton, writing in the Observer notes that “The real wages of academics have fallen by 13% since 2008, one of the largest sustained wage cuts any profession has suffered since the Second World War.” This is despite the scandalously high fees charged to students, which have subsidised lavish pay at the […]