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 […]

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 […]

NSSN 593: CWU strikes back!

July 20, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN sends solidarity to the CWU and its members in Royal Mail, British Telecom and the Post Office. 40,000 BT & Openreach workers will be striking on 29 July & 1 August with a YES vote of over 90%, while 115,000 workers in Royal Mail Group have yesterday voted for strike action by a massive 97.6% on a 77% turnout over 1500 workplaces, smashing the undemocratic Tory ballot thresholds. This is on top of being action taken by CWU members in the Post Office. The NSSN will be supporting the pay strikes and we support the call for both […]

NSSN 592: #BorisGone – now strike together to smash Tory pay cap!

July 12, 2022 in Bulletins

This week’s NSSN bulletin celebrates the removal of Boris Johnson as prime minister, and we keep fighting to get rid of the Tory government as a whole. We don’t believe that it is accidental that this has happened in the midst of the strike wave that is developing as workers face the spiralling cost of living crisis. Johnson was finally forced out a fortnight after the RMT rail strike. The bosses’ Tory government is in chaos and divided about who should be their next prime minister, although they united to bring in even more anti-union measures last night. This crisis […]