NSSN 595: Coventry bin strikers victory!

August 2, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN sends our congratulations and solidarity to the Coventry Council bin workers and their union Unite. They have won a famous victory after a heroic struggle of over 6 months of strike action. The NSSN has been proud to stand with the workers and Unite against the disgraceful actions of a Labour Council. Their victory will give confidence to the many workers taking action against the spiralling cost of living crisis. Unite: Six month continuous strike action ends in victory for Coventry bin drivers (29 July) – The bin dispute which began in January has now ended with a […]

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 590: NSSN Conference this Saturday 2nd July

June 27, 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, Steve Gillan POA General Secretary, Sarah Woolley BFAWU General Secretary, Terry Pullinger CWU Deputy General Secretary Postal, Eddie Dempsey RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary, Daniel Kebede NEU President, Annoesjka Valent NAPO National Official, Pete Randle Unite Coventry bin striker, Helen O’Connor GMB Regional Organiser & GMB St Georges Hospital strikers and Rob Williams NSSN Chair NSSN Chair Rob Williams: “The last week or so has been a game-changer as far as the trade union […]

NSSN 586: RMT members vote for national rail strike

May 30, 2022 in Bulletins

RMT declares overwhelming mandate for national strike action on railways (24 May) Railway workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action across Network Rail and the train operating companies, in the biggest endorsement for industrial action by railway workers since privatisation. 71% of those balloted took part in the vote with 89% voting in favour of strike action and only 11% voting against. The union will now be demanding urgent talks with Network Rail and the 15 train operating companies that were balloted to find a negotiated settlement to the dispute over pay, jobs and safety. RMT general secretary […]

NSSN 584: Support the strikes

May 16, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN continues to publicise the increasing number of strikes. Workers are fighting back against the cost of living squeeze. We give support to the ballot for national action by RMT members and the impending industrial action vote by the CWU in Royal Mail. The NSSN sends solidarity to civil service unions such as PCS after the Tory government’s threat to over 90,000 jobs. We will support any action that is taken to fight this jobs slaughter. Workers are fighting – support the strikes.   TUC National Demonstration Saturday 18th June Central London  The TUC has called a national demonstration […]

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 […]