NSSN 611: Strike wave grows as Tories unleash further austerity

November 20, 2022 in Bulletins

Hunt’s Autumn Statement is a further tightening of the cost of living squeeze that is crippling workers as inflation jumps to over 14%. Workers’ living standards are facing the biggest drop since the Second World War. But workers are fighting back, with the most widespread strike wave for decades, across all sectors. This is the answer to the offensive of the employers and their Tory government. Alongside a growing number of localised strikes, public sector unions are balloting members and calling action and in key national disputes, the CWU has escalated their strikes, and the RMT has won a new […]

NSSN 609: UCU calls national strike in HE

November 8, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN sends solidarity to the UCU as it calls a national strike involving 70,000 of its members in higher education. UCU members have already been taking action in further education. These strikes come as unions in the public sector join the rising strike wave, with other education unions launching industrial action ballots. In addition, PCS will be announcing the result of its industrial action ballot on Thursday, while workers in the NHS are also voting for action, and the FBU are holding a consultative ballot on pay. The NSSN stands with all workers and their unions taking action against […]

NSSN 608: Join this week’s #ToriesOut demonstrations

October 31, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN is mobilising for the two demonstrations this week against the Tories, the cost of living crisis and their plans for further union restrictions. New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who was Boris Johnson’s Chancellor, will also look to make workers and their families pay for the crisis. We face massive austerity and the threat of even more anti-union laws to try and stop us taking action we need to keep a roof over our heads as the cost of living squeeze tightens. The threat of legal action by Royal Mail against action by the CWU is another stark reminder […]

607: Turn TUC lobby Parliament into #ToriesOut demo!

October 24, 2022 in Bulletins

The Tories are imploding. Truss has been forced out, triggering another leadership election. But new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who was Boris Johnson’s Chancellor, will also look to make workers and their families pay for the crisis. We face massive austerity and the threat of even more anti-union laws to try and stop us taking action we need to keep a roof over our heads as the cost of living squeeze tightens. The TUC has organised a lobby of parliament on Wednesday 2nd November. The NSSN believes that this must now be turned into a mass ‘Tories Out’ midweek demonstration, […]

NSSN 604: Tory U-Turn shows they can be defeated #StrikeTogether

October 5, 2022 in Bulletins

Last weekend saw mass strikes and big solidarity protests in many towns and cities, including on Sunday at the Tory Party Conference in Birmingham. Last Saturday, the escalating strike wave saw its biggest day of action so far. There is fury that in the midst of the spiralling cost of living crisis, Truss’s Tory Government brings in a giveaway budget to the rich at the expense of workers and their families. But we can chalk up one quick victory with the U-Turn on the abolishing of the 45p tax rate. As with the energy price cap, this retreat is because […]

602: Workers strike back – come to NSSN TUC Congress Action Summit

September 21, 2022 in Bulletins

The strike wave is back on. On 30 September, 115,000 CWU members in Royal Mail will recommence their action and the next day 50,000 rail workers will join them in RMT and Aslef. And 1 October will also see 2,500 dockers in Liverpool and Felixstowe in the midst of their weeks of action. These strikes will be taking place during ten days of action being taken by UCU members in 26 further education colleges, as well as rolling action by Unison members in over 20 universities. Also, local strikes such as the Newham binworkers have started again and has been […]

NSSN 599: Strike wave escalates with massive CWU action

August 30, 2022 in Bulletins

We send our full support and solidarity to the CWU and its members, who are striking in Royal Mail, British Telecom/Openreach and the Post Office. This Wednesday August 31st, workers in Royal Mail and BT will be striking together – bringing out up to 160,000 in the single biggest day of action in the current strike wave. This is a massive step up in the growing tide of workers’ action against the squeeze in living standards as RPI inflation rises to 12.3% and energy prices spiral still further, while the employers and their Tory government maintain their pay restraint. Railworkers […]

NSSN 598: Support the CWU strikes

August 23, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN headlines this week’s bulletin with the series of strikes called by the CWU in Royal Mail, BT and the Post office. We send our full support and solidarity to the union and its members. We support the call of the CWU for Royal Mail and BT to be re-nationalised. Follow the latest news via CWU’s Facebook page, website and Twitter @CWUnews The action is as follows:- Friday 26th August – Royal Mail Group and Post Office Crowns, Admin and Supply Chain Saturday 27th August – Post Office Crowns Tuesday 30th August – BT Group, Openreach and Post Office […]

NSSN 597: Summer strikes hot up #StrikeTogether

August 16, 2022 in Bulletins

The summer strikes are hotting up as workers hit back against the cost of living squeeze. Alongside the growing number of localised disputes, transport workers in the RMT, ASLEF, TSSA and Unite are stepping up their national struggle in a week of strike action. A week later, the CWU will kick off national strike action by its members across Royal Mail, BT and the Post Office over 6 days. On 31st August, 155,000 CWU members will walk out together in Royal Mail and BT. Disputes are blowing up on a weekly basis, many of them resulting in significant gains. In […]

NSSN 596: Support the Amazon sit-in strikes!

August 8, 2022 in Bulletins

NSSN sends our solidarity to workers at Amazon sites across the country who have been taking action over the last few days against the insulting pay offer. Our supporters have taken our support to Amazon warehouses. This is yet another stage of the growing strike wave, bringing into the struggle new layers of workers. It is more confirmation that if workers act collectively and are organised in trade unions, they have the power to win victories. Keep up to date by following ‘amazon walk outs’ @Walkout20201 on Twitter BREAKING NEWS!! GMB: Amazon worker protests continue over pathetic pay offer (8 […]