Support locked-out Essex firefighters & hardship fund

January 16, 2015 in Appeals

Essex Firefighters took strike action from 9am on Wednesday 14 Jan. The three days of planned partial actions have been escalated as the employers effectively chose to temporarily lock firefighters out rather than accept three days of more limited strikes.   The current dispute is over changes to conditions for control room staff – with the sticking point being an attempt to impose 12 hour shifts – but has to be seen against the background both of the national pensions dispute and a local war of attrition waged by a hard nosed employer against one of the best organised fire […]

FBU strike over pensions 12-4 Today

September 25, 2013 in Appeals, Protest, Reports, Strikes

Full support from the NSSN on the FBU strike today in England & Wales. Please visit picket lines, wave, honk your support! (Leyton Picket via Suz B & wee James) As Martin Powell-Davies NSSN steering committee (& NUT NEC member) puts it: ‘ It’s hard enough to be expected to teach at 60+ – even harder to put out a school on fire!  If we can’t work to our full pension age, they’ll rob even more from our pensions through “early” retirement or pushing us out through ‘capability’. So solidarity to the FBU for their action today, then all out together […]

Stop Evictions (Spain)

February 21, 2013 in International, Reports

STOP EVICTIONS CAMPAIGN GROWS IN SPAIN Thousands took to the streets of Zaragoza and other major cities across Spain at the weekend to protest against the ever-increasing numbers of evictions. Since the economic crisis began in 2008 many workers have lost their jobs and as unemployment benefits start to run out many people are unable to pay their mortgages. As a result there has been a huge wave of evictions of families from their homes. Currently around 500 evictions are taking place every day across Spain. A ‘Popular Legislative Initiative’ has been handed into the Congress by the national campaign groups […]