Bulletin 122 – 2012 just a taster of what 2013 will look like

December 20, 2012 in Bulletins, Reports, Strikes

It would be impossible to talk about every dispute that has happened in 2012. That alone tells THE story of the last 12 months…that is that workers are fighting back against this government and the employers. A year ago this week, the NSSN called a lobby of the TUC’s Public Service Liaison Group as activists tried desperately to stop the leaders of Unison and the GMB in particular halting the momentum built up on the massive N30 pensions strike. We sang and shouted in the December 19 gloom and rain but they signed the government’s ‘heads of agreement’. To their […]

Save our Ambulance services!

October 8, 2012 in Reports

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is in a period of consultation over proposals that would mean the closure of around 60 stations. They are to be replaced with 13 super stations and ‘standby points’. These will probably be portable cabins or shared premises with the police or fire service. The chief executive says this plan will improve response time performance, provide better welfare for staff and allow EMAS to operate within the budget. The reality is this is a cost cutting exercise. The current stations require repairs estimated to cost £12 million. Also, if EMAS does not achieve its target […]