NSSN 611: Strike wave grows as Tories unleash further austerity

November 20, 2022 in Bulletins

Hunt’s Autumn Statement is a further tightening of the cost of living squeeze that is crippling workers as inflation jumps to over 14%. Workers’ living standards are facing the biggest drop since the Second World War. But workers are fighting back, with the most widespread strike wave for decades, across all sectors. This is the answer to the offensive of the employers and their Tory government. Alongside a growing number of localised strikes, public sector unions are balloting members and calling action and in key national disputes, the CWU has escalated their strikes, and the RMT has won a new […]

NSSN 608: Join this week’s #ToriesOut demonstrations

October 31, 2022 in Bulletins

The NSSN is mobilising for the two demonstrations this week against the Tories, the cost of living crisis and their plans for further union restrictions. New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who was Boris Johnson’s Chancellor, will also look to make workers and their families pay for the crisis. We face massive austerity and the threat of even more anti-union laws to try and stop us taking action we need to keep a roof over our heads as the cost of living squeeze tightens. The threat of legal action by Royal Mail against action by the CWU is another stark reminder […]

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 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 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 […]