610: Liverpool dockers win as strike wave spreads to public sector

November 15, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN sends our solidarity and congratulations to Unite and its members at Peel Ports in Liverpool, who have secured an inflation-busting pay deal after taking strike action over nearly two months. At the same time, the growing strike wave is spreading to the public sector. Just days after the UCU announced that its members have voted for strike action in higher education, NEU, EIS, PCS and the RCN have all had industrial action ballots voting for action. In addition, FBU members have voted to reject the employers’ pay offer and will be moving to a strike vote. And unions […]

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 […]

NSSN 606: Tories in crisis – mobilise to kick them all out!

October 18, 2022 in Bulletins

The Tories are hanging by a thread after Truss was forced to sack Kwarteng as Chancellor. She may be in office (for now) but not in power, as new Chancellor Hunt seemingly takes the reins in tandem with the likes of Mordaunt. NHS workers have long memories about Hunt after his time as Health Minister. His first act has been to promise a new austerity offensive. The NSSN held a successful ‘Action Summit’ on Sunday in Brighton, just days before the trade unions meet there for the delayed TUC Congress. NSSN Chair Rob Williams called for Congress to mobilise the […]

NSSN 605: Come to NSSN pre-TUC Congress Action Summit this Sunday

October 12, 2022 in Bulletins

NSSN pre-TUC Congress Action Summit this Sunday – 1pm 16th October Holiday Inn Brighton Facebook event. For transport details, email [email protected] Let us know if your union/organisation would like a stall at our event It is a hybrid event – to allow those who can’t make it to Brighton to take part online. Zoom details:- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88529269348 Meeting ID: 885 2926 9348 The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) has rearranged its pre-TUC congress event to Sunday 16 October, to set out a fighting programme for the reconvened TUC Congress. The events of the last few weeks make this even more important. Truss’s Tory […]

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 […]

NSSN 603: Support the October 1st strikes & protests

September 28, 2022 in Bulletins

This coming Saturday, the strike wave will have its biggest impact so far. 115,000 CWU members in Royal Mail (who are also out the day before) will be joined on the picket lines by over 50,000 rail workers in RMT, Aslef, TSSA and Unite.  And 1st October will also see 2,500 Unite 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, the […]

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 […]