NSSN 193: Care UK workers say “Enough is enough!”

May 20, 2014 in Bulletins

Mags Cowling’s speech to Doncaster Care UK strikers demo on Saturday 17 May “Hi, my name is Mags Cowling and I am a Doncaster Care UK striker (and newly elected Unison shop steward). We were previously employed by the NHS until last year when we were put out for tender and handed to a company called Care UK. If the tender had been won on the level of care the NHS would have won hands down. But it was with great sadness that we were turned over in September 2013, to a company who say they needed to make cuts […]

NSSN condolences to victims of Soma mine disaster

May 14, 2014 in International

The National Shop Stewards Network sends its condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the hundreds of miners killed or feared dead in what will inevitably be Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster. As reports come in and events unfurl, our anger is added to those of workers in Turkey that such a horrendous incident could happen in the 21st century. Turkish miners have long raised concerns about and campaigned for improved safety in the region and this tragedy has sadly confirmed they were right to do so. Until further news about the causes of the disaster is available and […]