NSSN 421: Support the striking Durham bus drivers!
From Unite website:- Unite in talks on Durham bus pay dispute, as new strike dates announced (11 Jan) – Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, is to hold talks with Arriva Durham County Ltd on Thursday (17 January) in a bid to resolve the long-running pay dispute. But at the same time, the union announced […]
NSSN 333: Teaching Assistants still fighting in Derby and Durham!
This week we give an update on the two longstanding struggles of teaching assistants in Derby and Durham against pay cuts of up to 25%, shamefully in both cases by Labour councils. After an incredible dispute that has lasted 10 months and had recently seen strike action go indefinite, Derby City Council has put […]
NSSN 332: March against Racism this Saturday!
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) is supporting the ‘Marches against Racism’ this Saturday March 18th in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Watch this video of Unison NEC members April Ashley and Hugo Pierre who spoke to the NSSN in a personal capacity on why they will be marching and why workers’ unity against […]
NSSN 320: Southern Rail & Derby TAs strikes and #Sheff4Ten demo
Southern Rail strikes Today, members of train drivers’ union ASLEF have started strike action on Southern Rail. This comes after weeks of action by RMT members. ASLEF successfully defeated management’s attempts to yet again undemocratically scupper their strike through court action. The NSSN sends solidarity and support to both unions and we call on our […]
NSSN 319: Support Glasgow Unison ICT workers – stop privatisation!
Glasgow City Council’s ruling Labour Group is proposing that the council’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provision is privatised to a Canadian based global corporation. Members of Glasgow Unions in ICT have been taking strike action to stop this. Please support the workers and pass this model motion in any trade union meetings that take […]
NSSN 318: Crossrail walkout – the Sparks are back!
Watch video interview on Facebook and Twitter Hundreds of electricians walked off construction sites on the massive Crossrail job in London last Friday demanding that management adhere to the Joint Industry Board (JIB) agreement on the payment of a 2nd tier productivity bonus . They protested outside Crossrail’s head office, in the belly of the […]
NSSN 317: Solidarity with striking Durham Teaching Assistants!
Support the Durham Teaching Assistants from Unison and ATL who are on strike again today and tomorrow to stop wage cuts of 23%. Watch this video by Reel News and subscribe and donate to this video activist collective that publicises workers’ struggles Unison: Schools to close as Durham teaching assistants take second two-day strike action […]
NSSN 316: Support POA! March against education cuts!
At 4am this morning (15 Nov), the NEC of the POA Prison Officers union called on its members to take protest action against health and safety concerns due in large part to the savage cuts in staff numbers. Supporters of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) today have today visited prisons to show our solidarity […]
NSSN 315: Durham teaching assistants strike back!
Teaching assistants in Durham in Unison and ATL have started their first 48-hour strike today to prevent pay cuts of up to 23%. TAs in Derby have recently been taking strike action against similar cuts to pay. This is an excerpt from the blog Lions of Durham – “This is not action we are taking […]