400: Mid Yorks trust staff victory against NHS privatisation
The NSSN marks our 400th weekly bulletin by celebrating a victory by NHS workers against privatisation. This article is written by Adrian O’Malley – Branch Secretary Unison Mid Yorkshire Health (Personal Capacity):- UNISON members working within Estates and Facilities at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust were due to start 3 days strike action against […]
NSSN 187: Sparks Strike Back: The fight for PAYE begins!
Unrest Wednesday is in Full Swing – 37 Agency Electricians walked off a job at AWE Aldermaston today (April 2) over the new self-employed legislation. It is a Shepherds Engineering Services job. They are demanding to be taken on the cards direct by Shepherds. Shepherds have agreed to a meeting to discuss the possibility. A […]
POA General Secretary: Join POA march against austerity
The POA will be holding a march and rally on the 19th March 2014 to coincide with budget day in order to demonstrate at the budget cuts, pay freeze, pension age, assaults on POA members and privatisation. In recent years, budget cuts have seen the Prison Service impose an almost total recruitment freeze alongside pay […]
NSSN Southern Region Conference
NSSN SOUTHERN REGION CONFERENCE hosted by UNITE Bracknell Building the Fightback against Austerity Speakers: Alex Gordon (RMT) Rob Williams (NSSN) Saturday 18th January 2014, 2pm to 5pm Priestwood Community Centre, Bracknell. Dear Brother/Sister, If you are a rank and file trade unionist or anti-cuts campaigner you are cordially invited to our NSSN Southern Region conference. The […]
INTERVIEW: Portuguese posties fight privatization
João Isqueiro is member of Executive of SNTCT – The Portuguese Postal and Telecommunication Workers National Union spoke to Francisco Raposo on behalf of the NSSN Francisco Raposo – Postal workers from CTT – Portuguese public company of postal services – are involved in a struggle process for a long time now. Can you describe the […]
NSSN 170 – Fight attacks on Jobs & Pay on the Tube!
This week, we re-produce a statement from RMT General Secretary Bob Crow after the announcement of massive job cuts on London Underground (LUL) and the further threat to the living standards of tube workers. The NSSN appeals to all trade unions to give full support to the unions and their members on LUL Hear Bob […]
NSSN 167: 20th anniversary of rail privatisation
On 5 November 1993 John Major’s Tories passed the Railways Act to privatise British Rail, opening an era of public transport chaos and fragmentation in Britain. Rail privatisation is a grotesque ‘corporate welfare’ binge for a herd of gruesome Fat Cats, some well-known like Richard Branson, others less so like the shadowy hedge funds and […]
NSSN166 – Support UCU, Unison & Unite members strikers
31 October will be a day of coordinated strike action by UCU, Unison and Unite members working in Universities. This is the first UK-wide joint action between these Higher Education unions, demonstrating the anger that their members feel about the employers’ insulting 1% pay increase. Even pro-capitalist commentator Will Hutton, writing in the Observer notes […]