NSSN 594: Support the summer strikes!

July 25, 2022 in Bulletins

The strike wave steps up over the next week. Alongside the increasing number of localised disputes, with many resulting in workers winning victories, three national strikes are taking place. On Wednesday, the RMT is striking for the fourth day in its national rail dispute. On Saturday, ASLEF will be walking out in 8 rail companies. On both days, TSSA members will also be taking action – first in Avanti West Coast and then in Great Western Railways. And this coming Friday and next Monday 40,000 CWU members in British Telecom and Openreach will be striking – the first national action […]

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 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 565: Support the Christmas strikes

December 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

In our final weekly bulletin of 2021, we wish all our supporters and affiliates season’s greetings. The last year has seen waves of strikes as workers fight back against the offensive of the bosses and their Tory government. Over the last few months there has been a growing number of disputes over pay and many winning impressive victories. The NSSN will continue to stand in solidarity with workers and their unions, including those taking action in the next few weeks. The details of these strikes are in the bulletin and we’ll keep updating it over the festive period. Stay safe. […]

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 560: Workers keep striking back!

November 10, 2021 in Bulletins

The NSSN weekly bulletin continues to report on the growing number of disputes, many of them resulting in victories. Workers are taking action to stop brutal attacks from the employers such as privatisation and outsourcing and the sinister use of ‘fire and rehire’ – including at Weetabix in the East Midlands and Clarks in the South West. Increasingly, workers are striking to get badly needed pay rises after years of wage cuts. Binworkers are on the picket line from Glasgow to Sandwell and Sheffield and busworkers are on strike in Wales and the North East. We are also seeing industrial […]

NSSN 557: Strikes work as workers force bosses back

October 17, 2021 in Bulletins

A clear trend is opening up as the number of disputes increase and many of these are resulting in victories or at least forcing the employers to make serious concessions. The NSSN weekly bulletin carries reports of all the strikes and ballots that are taking place. And it’s clear that workers are more and more using their power and leverage, particularly in those areas where there are labour shortages. The bosses and their Tory government have used Covid to go on the offensive, particularly using the brutal ‘fire and rehire’. But workers are fighting back and increasingly getting results. The […]

NSSN 556: Support the October strikes

October 12, 2021 in Bulletins

October has seen a real step change in industrial action as workers fight back against the bosses’ offensive to make us pay for the Covid crisis. As prices rise, strike ballots and action on pay, pensions and jobs are on the increase, with a number winning demands or at least forcing concessions out of the employers. And in the public sector, unions are reporting that their members have voted down the Tory pay deals – effectively pay cuts and are moving to ballots. We call on the unions in the public sector to co-ordinate ballots and action. The NSSN stands […]

NSSN 548: Support the summer strikes!

August 17, 2021 in Bulletins

The summer months are supposed to be a ‘quiet period’ for the union movement. But as regular readers of this NSSN bulletin will know, that isn’t the case this year. Workers are fighting back against the Tory and bosses’ offensive – fire and rehire, public sector pay insults and union victimisation. The NSSN will continue to highlight these disputes and help build support and solidarity for them. We will give a platform to them at our rally on September 12th to lobby TUC Congress. Support the strikes and protests!   NSSN TUC Rally 2021 – 12pm Sunday September 12th At […]

NSSN 542: Strike victories show fighting unions vital

July 6, 2021 in Bulletins

The NSSN sends our solidarity and congratulations to members of Unite and NEU after their members won important victories after both sets of workers took week-long strike action. This shows again that organised fighting unions are the most important protection workers can have to defend their livelihoods and keep themselves and their families safe. This is essential as the Tories announce their plan to lift Covid restrictions on July 19th, despite infections rising again. Whatever the Government says, unions need to demand that agreed safety procedures and protections in the workplace must remain in place as long as the risk […]