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 589: Support the RMT as railworkers show their power

June 21, 2022 in Uncategorized

The NSSN stands in solidarity with the RMT and the 50,000 of its members who have taken strike action today nationally and on London Underground, where they were joined by 1,000 Unite members. The national strike will continue this Thursday and Saturday. NSSN supporters have been visiting picket lines today to give our support, and we marched with up to 100,000 trade unionists on the TUC demonstration last Saturday. The combative mood of those attending the TUC demo, the support given by working-class people, including train users to the biggest rail strike in decades and the ballots for action announced […]

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 587: Railworkers strike back – support the RMT

June 8, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN sends our full support to the RMT and their members as the union announces action nationally and on London Underground. And as the crisis-ridden Tories have raised bringing in even more new anti-union laws, specifically aimed at transport workers, the whole trade union movement will need to act in solidarity with the RMT if Johnson’s government intervenes. RMT launch 3 days of national train strike action (7 June) Rail union RMT launch 3 days of national strike action across the railway network. Over 50,000 railway workers will walkout as part of 3 days of national strike action later […]

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 585: Book your transport ticket for June 18 TUC demo

May 22, 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 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. This will be even more important as there are reports of further planned Tory attacks on trade unions’ right to strike – RMT response There is transport being organised in every area – details […]

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 […]