NSSN 473: Support the strike wave!

February 25, 2020 in Bulletins

  In the last fortnight, the NSSN has held two impressive rallies in Coventry and London to ‘Fight the new Tory anti-union laws! Support the strikes’. In both meetings, we have given a platform to workers and union reps currently taking action. It is clear from the number who have spoken that there is a strike wave taking place. Some of it is localised but there are also national action, such as in universities, 6th form colleges and of course, the impending re-ballot by the CWU in Royal Mail. Many of these disputes are winning victories. The NSSN will continue […]

358: Tory Party demo, Black History Month & NSSN Solidarity Forum

September 27, 2017 in Bulletins

  In this week’s NSSN bulletin, we headline some major events for your diary. On Sunday, thousands of trade unionists and anti-cuts activists will be heading to Manchester for the People’s Assembly demonstration outside the Tory Party Conference. We also have an article about Black History Month starting on October 1st in its 30th year, which we encourage our supporters to take part in. We also advertise a forum that we are putting on in Birmingham on Saturday October 21st to discuss how we build support and solidarity for fight to scrap the public sector pay cap and the other […]

“Capitalism is killing our people”

November 19, 2012 in Reports, Strikes

A report of the 2012 Midlands NSSN Conference by Dave Gorton (UNITE) Craig Johnston from the RMT got the Midlands NSSN Conference off to a resounding start with the cry “never mind where the money’s coming from; where’s the money gone?” Transport workers were not going to take the blame for the capitalist crisis they hadn’t caused. Craig related the solidarity of railworkers such as those who were forced to strike on the Newcastle Metro – “not a wheel turned”. And it wasn’t just the so-called skilled workforce that were being represented; the RMT was now linking the claims and […]