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 […]

164 – “We’re ALL under attack – so let’s strike together in November”

October 15, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes, Video

NSSN E-Bulletin 164  “We’re ALL under attack – so let’s strike together in November”  Last Saturday October 12th, I attended a Steering Committee meeting of the NSSN*, the National Shop Stewards Network, at the RMT’s National HQ. The Steering Committee brings together representatives from trade unions right across the public and private sector to discuss how we can support each other’s disputes, develop a network across the movement and provide individual stewards with support. As you would expect, everyone there wished teachers well for the regional strike action on Thursday this week. The news that NHS workers might not even […]

Bulletin 160: Unofficial Action of Unison Glasgow Housing wins!

September 18, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, Reports, Strikes

BREAKING NEWS – Glasgow city council homeless work team walked out in unofficial action to support a suspended member over and over caseloads. “Members walked out on Friday  and more stayed off work yesterday.’ Following a meeting with all Unison members on unofficial strike action this morning it was unanimously agreed to return to work at 1.30pm today. This was on the grounds that the suspended member of staff was reinstated with no disciplinary action being taken and that the outstanding grievance (which has now changed to a collective grievance of all homeless casework teams) will be progressed as a matter of urgency. […]

Get Planning for November – NSSN Lobby of the TUC

September 12, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Protest, Reports, Strikes, Uncategorized, Video

When we arrived in Bournemouth, I really felt like just getting my shoes off and feeling the sand between my toes and listen to the waves rush towards me.. But me and 8 other members, mostly reps, of our Unite LE1111 branch chose to join the NSSN rally & lobby the TUC for co-ordinated action.(Have a look at the short but excellent video of the indoor rally and outdoor protest, well worth watching & SHARING (Click here to the Video) It’s not that we haven’t got enough to do, but it’s precisely because we have so much on fighting dispute after […]

NSSN e-bulletin 157 – One Housing workers to strike again…& join the NSSN lobby of the TUC!

August 29, 2013 in Appeals, Bulletins, International, News, Reports, Strikes

NSSN e-bulletin 157 – One Housing workers to strike again…& join the NSSN lobby of the TUC on Sept 8! Unite LE1111 housing workers at One Housing Group will strike for five days starting the 5th of September. Following a four year Pay freeze, One Housing Group management have decided to slash front line worker’s wages by up to 25%. Some of the most skilled and experienced staff will lose £8,000 per year. 180 housing association staff have shown their resolve in the fight against austerity and have given notice of their intention for a third round of strike action […]