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 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 […]

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 576: Support sacked P&O workers

March 22, 2022 in Bulletins

This week’s NSSN bulletin headlines with an appeal for solidarity to the 800 P&O workers who were brutally sacked last Thursday. NSSN supporters have taken part in demonstrations to support the workers and their unions the RMT and Nautilus International and other seafarer unions, and we will advertise them in this bulletin by updating it during the week, and on social media when they are announced. We support the calls for P&O to be nationalised to save jobs and defend communities. RMT demonstrations Wednesday 23 March & Saturday 26 March (details same for both days):- Liverpool 7am Port of Liverpool […]

NSSN 572: March with striking Coventry binworkers 22 February

February 21, 2022 in Bulletins

Unite: Coventry bin lorry drivers to march on Council House as Unite reveals zero attendance from councillors in 25 hours of negotiations (18 Feb) – When: 12 noon, Tuesday, 22 February, 2022; Where: The Council House, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5RR. Coventry bin lorry drivers will march on the city’s Council House after Unite revealed that not one Coventry councillor has been in attendance during more than 25 hours of negotiations. The negotiations, which hinge on the pay grade applied to the refuse HGV driver role, are crucial to bringing the strike to an end. Despite their importance, not a […]

NSSN 569: Support the Scunthorpe Scaffolders & Coventry bin strikes!

February 1, 2022 in Bulletins

This week’s NSSN bulletin headlines with two indefinite Unite strikes. This solidarity is even more necessary because in both disputes, workers are claiming that attempts at strike-breaking are happening. Please support them and the all the other struggles in our weekly bulletin. Solidarity! Local MPs pressure Actavo as Scunthorpe Scaffolders strike gets underway (26 Jan) – Five local MPs have written to Actavo bosses to put pressure on the ‘intransigent’ company to end the dispute with scaffolders at British Steel. The workers have begun continuous strike action today (26 January) at the steel works in Scunthorpe. Letters have been sent to […]

NSSN 567: Support the Winter Strike Wave!

January 18, 2022 in Bulletins

Just a couple of weeks into 2022, we are seeing a growing wave of disputes as workers fight the cost of living squeeze and union victimisation. We will continue to report on these struggles and build support for them. You’ll find details in this, our weekly bulletin. More and more, the bosses are being pushed back and we continue to report on significant victories being won. And it won’t be lost on workers that the employers’ Tory government are wracked by crisis. Support the strike wave!     NSSN news Get your trade union branch or trades council to affiliate […]

NSSN 566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

January 10, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN sends all our supporters and affiliates New Year greetings. It’s already clear that 2022 is starting as 2021 ended – with a growing number of workers taking action to defend their living standards as inflation soars and also to ensure that their workplaces are safe in the omicron Covid wave. The NSSN will continue to support workers in struggle and use this weekly bulletin to build solidarity.   Stop victimisation of union reps Sign petition: Support Tracey Scholes – the 1st female Bus Driver at Queens Road, Manchester – protest Tuesday 11th January 1pm Queens Rd Depot, Cheetham […]

NSSN 564: Striking workers force more victories

December 6, 2021 in Uncategorized

This week’s NSSN bulletin reports on more cases of workers forcing employers back. Just in the last week, we’ve seen workers win outright victories or at least major concessions at Panasonic in Cardiff, Berkshire hospitals, Sandwell refuse, Royal Parks, Stanlow Oil Refinery, Morrisons, Liverpool Docks and Clarks in Somerset But as you will see in this bulletin, there are many more workers in dispute. Please keep supporting them. Striking wins!   Stop victimisation of union reps Defend Louise Lewis NEU NEC and Huddersfield union rep – (from Huddersfield Examiner) Huddersfield teacher was told she could return to school ‘with her […]

NSSN 563: Support the UCU HE strikes

November 30, 2021 in Bulletins

This week’s NSSN bulletin headlines with the 3-day strike by UCU members in higher education. Staff at 58 universities will be walking out this week, from Wednesday to Friday, December 1-3. UCU members at Goldsmiths University are on strike for three weeks in addition to this week’s action and members are also currently taking action at the Royal College of Art. This action along with the growing strikes shows that the mood of workers is building. Today is the 10th anniversary of the N30 public sector strike that saw 2 million workers strike together against Cameron and Osborne’s attacks on their […]