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 […]

NSSN 591: NSSN Conference says “Strike Together”

July 6, 2022 in Bulletins

Hundreds of trade union reps, members and activists took part in the 15th NSSN Conference last Saturday. After a video showing photos from countless picket lines with NSSN supporters bringing solidarity to, NSSN Chair Rob Williams opened up the event by giving support and solidarity to all workers in struggle in the growing strike wave as prices spiral and real wages fall. He said that in particular the RMT rail strikes both nationally and on London Underground had been a “game-changer” for the union movement, in giving workers confidence to fight. Workers can see the crises in Johnson’s Tory government, […]

NSSN 588: March together on TUC demo then strike together

June 13, 2022 in Bulletins

TUC National Demonstration Saturday 18th June Central London – 11am assemble and 12pm depart from Portland Place W1A 1AA, rally 1pm at Parliament Square NSSN Open Mic – opposite Downing Street on Whitehall. Come and have your say why you are marching and what needs to happen to get the pay rise we all deserve Workers will be marching through the streets of London on Saturday 18 June on the TUC demo because they see the need to fight for a real inflation-proof pay rise that can combat the biggest squeeze on our living standards for generations. The cost of […]

NSSN 583: Mobilise for mass TUC demo 18th June in London

May 9, 2022 in Bulletins

TUC National Demonstration Saturday 18th June Central London  The TUC has called a national demonstration this summer. The NSSN welcomes this so that the biggest possible national demonstration can be built as a platform for the mass co-ordinated industrial action that is needed as workers fight the squeeze on their living standards. Get in touch with your union urgently to book transport so we can fill the streets of London. 11am assemble and 12pm depart from Portland Place W1A 1AA, rally 1pm at Parliament Square More info – https://www.tuc.org.uk/DemandBetter   2022 NSSN Conference – Saturday 2nd July 11am-4.30pm Conway Hall, […]

580: Workers keep striking back against cost of living squeeze

April 19, 2022 in Bulletins

As RPI inflation surges to 9% and energy bills rocket, the strike wave continues to build. A growing number of workers are forced to take action to keep their heads above water in the biggest cost of living squeeze for generations. The NSSN will keep publicising these disputes and building solidarity for them in this weekly bulletin and on our social media platforms. The TUC demonstration on Saturday 18th June in London is a massive opportunity to bring together workers across all sectors, to build a mass movement against the bosses and their Tory government.   TUC National Demonstration Saturday […]

NSSN 579: 2022 NSSN Conference 2nd July

April 10, 2022 in Bulletins

2022 NSSN Conference – Saturday 2nd July 11am-4.30pm Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Facebook event Confirmed speakers include: Sharon Graham Unite General Secretary Attendance fee £6. Register on the day or email [email protected] You can download the conference leaflet plus a letter for union branches, trades councils The NSSN will be again holding our rally at TUC Congress in Brighton on Sunday 11th September 1pm-3pm It’s never been more necessary for the trade unions to give a fighting lead. Workers are facing up to the biggest squeeze on their living standards for generations. The cost of living is going […]

NSSN 578: Build a mass TUC demo on 18 June

April 4, 2022 in Bulletins

TUC National Demonstration – Saturday 18th June 12noon Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD read more The TUC has called a national demonstration this summer. We will do all we can to help build what needs to be a massive mobilisation that could be the platform for industrial action across the public and private sectors. In March 2011, 750,000 union members marched through the streets of London on the TUC demonstration against the austerity offensive of the Tory-led government. It led directly to the 2 million strong public sector general strike that November on pensions. This is what is needed […]

NSSN 577: Glasgow women workers force council climbdown on equal pay

March 29, 2022 in Bulletins

Glasgow City Unison statement – UNISON is pleased to report that the council has conceded they will not “dump the deal” and will now maintain the 2019 arrangements to calculate further interim compensation payments. This important concession has been won for one reason and one reason only – the willingness of trade union members to take strike action. The work to agree the detail of the further interim compensation payments will now revert back to our joint claimants legal team (A4E, UNISON, GMB and UNITE). The council’s stated aim is to begin making payments from October this year but there […]

NSSN 575: Stop union victimisation – support Coventry bin strike

March 15, 2022 in Bulletins

We headline this week’s NSSN bulletin with the Unite strike by binworkers in Coventry. The Labour council has disgracefully targeted Pete Randle, one of the senior shop stewards. We call on all our supporters to support Pete and his striking members Unite solidarity rally – 11am Saturday 26th March at Broadgate Square, Coventry City Centre Sign petition to Councillor George Duggins – Coventry Council: Reinstate Pete Randle, stop union busting, stop strike breaking and pay the rate Unite: Coventry bin strikes will run into the summer after huge vote for action (15 Mar) – A “catalogue of failures” and “rank […]

NSSN 574: Victory for outsourced Barts NHS workers

March 8, 2022 in Bulletins

This week’s NSSN bulletin headlines with the fantastic victory by Unite members at Barts NHS Trust after two weeks of strike action. The Unite branch secretary is Len Hockey, a member of the NSSN steering committee Unite: Major victory for outsourced NHS workers at Barts (3 Mar) – Unite has struck a landmark agreement with one of the UK’s largest NHS trusts to bring 1,800 NHS workers employed by the outsourcer Serco into NHS employment. Cleaners, porters, security guards, and domestic staff working at the Barts Health group of hospitals are to benefit from NHS pay, terms and conditions. Unite […]