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

Car of Barnet Unison activist vandalised in anti-union attack

July 10, 2015 in News, Press Releases

We publish below a statement from Barnet Unison regarding the attack on John Burgess’s car. A hateful message was also attached. The NSSN gave its full support to the Barnet strike at our recent conference. A collection was taken at the conference with the money being split between Barnet Unison and a number of other ongoing strikes. We were pleased to have one of our supporters present this donation at the picket line on the 8th July and deliver a short message of support. We can report that the response of the public to the picket line from passers-by and motorists […]

Defend our unions in Coventry City Council

July 10, 2015 in News, Press Releases, Protest

Coventry City Council UNITE UNISON NUT NASUWT ATL Defend Our Unions   Our right to Trade Union support is being threatened! Proposals have been submitted on behalf of Labour controlled Coventry City Council that would significantly cut the amount of time that local union officers have to act on their members’ behalf, with many unions facing a greater than 50% reduction. This is an attack on the trade union movement locally and an attempt by the City Council to make it more difficult for the trade unions to defend their members and the public services in the City. These cuts […]

IWGB Rally – ‘Justice for Christmas’

December 10, 2013 in News, Press Releases

IWGB House of Commons Rally NSSN Chair Rob Williams will also be speaking at the rally.

Carmarthenshire Unison to fight job cuts

October 14, 2013 in News, Press Releases

Our branch committee has consistently warned our members that the cuts made by the Con-Dems and implemented by Labour Led Carmarthenshire County Council were the thin end of the wedge. The scale of the cuts (£30m over the next three years) recently announced by the council will have come as no shock to our members who read our regular newsletter and other information we produce. We told our members that cuts to Local Authority spending had been back loaded by the Labour led Welsh Assembly and that massive cuts were to come though of course we did not have the […]

Visteon Pensioners protest at four UK locations

October 9, 2013 in Press Releases, Protest

“Ex Ford employees are fighting for their pensions promised by Ford – we say to them stand by and meet the promises made and we can stand down, listen to your ex-employees and the public” Why we are demonstrating? Ford Motor Company created a new company in 2000 – Visteon UK, and transferred employees and their pensions to this new company. It was a flawed business structure, with Ford immediately reducing the price of parts purchased from Visteon after huge losses totaling £300 million Visteon UK suddenly closed in March 2009. Factory sit-ins secured a redundancy package as Ford production […]

Future Directions lobby 25th September

September 24, 2013 in Appeals, News, Press Releases, Protest, Strikes

FUTURE DIRECTIONS LOBBY OF CALDERSTONES NHS TRUST WEDNESDAY, 25TH SEPTEMBER 2013 : 1:30 P.M.   A lobby of the Trust Board is to be held from 1:30pm on Wednesday, 25th September 2013 at Calderstones HQ. This is an important lobby as the strikers begin a further 10 days of strike action and it is essential that as many branches send delegates to keep up the momentum of opposition to the company’s stance of not wishing to engage to find a solution. For those attending the lobby please meet on the car park at Calderstones NHS Trust, please see

Protests in Turkey: Solidarity appeal from Day-Mer

September 12, 2013 in Appeals, International, Press Releases

The following is a statement from Day-Mer, a Turkish and Kurdish community organisation based in London. DAY-MER  was set up on 11 November 1989 to work with and on behalf of Turkish and Kurdish people living and working in London to help them solve their problems and promote their cultural, economic, social and democratic rights; to strengthen solidarity among themselves as well as local people; and to help their integration into the society. We condemn the police violence that has caused the death of Ahmet Atakan from Hatay, Armutlu-Turkey Once again police violence results in another death. Police attack protesters gathered […]

Unions slam WBC senior managers pay increases as “immoral”

September 4, 2013 in News, Press Releases

UNISON, GMB & Unite have challenged proposals that will be considered by Full Council on the 9th September 2013 to implement a Senior Management restructure with the proposals including a new Pay & Grading structure for senior managers. The proposals include local pay increase’s up to an amount of £10,275 per year which equate to a pay increase of between 4.4% and 13.3% for some of the Senior managers (assistant directors upwards), these far exceed the 1% national pay award that the government put in place via a cap on pay increases. It seems that senior management are exempt from […]

Ronnie Draper & Ian Lawrence now speaking at NSSN lobby of TUC

July 19, 2013 in News, Press Releases

The NSSN are delighted to announce further speakers at the lobby of the TUC Congress on 8th September. Ronnie Draper is the General Secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The BFAWU is one of the seven unions that officially support the NSSN. Ian Lawrence is the recently elected General Secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO). NAPO is currently engaged in a very serious dispute with the government over the privatisation of 70% of core probation services. Lobby TUC conference in Bournemouth on September 8th – Name the date for a 24 hour general strike […]