Tag: Tata Steel

  • NSSN 683: Unite starts industrial action at Tata Steel

    NSSN 683: Unite starts industrial action at Tata Steel

    The NSSN sends solidarity to steelworkers in Unite who are launching industrial action in response to Tata Steel’s senior management’s jobs massacre. Support the action and join the Unite Port Talbot Steel Rally – Monday 17th June, 4.40pm-6.30pm, Academy Roundabout, Harbour Way, Port Talbot SA13 2NG Facebook event. We are delighted to announce that Port…

  • NSSN 325: NSSN public meeting this Thursday – “Nationalise Tata to guarantee jobs & pensions”

    NSSN 325: NSSN public meeting this Thursday – “Nationalise Tata to guarantee jobs & pensions”

      Last April, the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) called a protest in Port Talbot as fears grew about the future of its steelworks. Its owner Tata was looking to break up and sell off much of its UK operations. Over 200 local people demonstrated behind our slogan ‘Nationalise Tata to save the steelworks, jobs…

  • Come to the NSSN’s 10th Annual Conference – July 2nd

    Come to the NSSN’s 10th Annual Conference – July 2nd

    Unions are under threat. It’s no accident that the Tories announced their (anti) Trade Union Bill at the same time as they roll out yet more cuts. They fully understand that the unions, with 6 million members, can be a major obstacle to another austerity wave and the fight is on. Junior Doctors are striking…

  • 287: Build pressure to #NationaliseTata – keep furnaces firing!’

    287: Build pressure to #NationaliseTata – keep furnaces firing!’

    15,000 steel jobs are on the line but the call to nationalise Tata is growing and the pressure on Cameron is building! Over the last few days, politicians of all parties in Cardiff and London are moving their positions but we have to keep the heat on them. Last Saturday, hundreds came on a ‘Nationalise…

  • NSSN 286: Save jobs & communities – #Nationalise Tata steel plants!

    The National Shop Stewards Network sends our support and solidarity to the thousands of steelworkers, their families and the steel unions who are trying to come to terms with the news that Tata is looking to sell off its UK steel business. This means that what should be a fundamental foundation of the economy and…

  • NSSN 276: No closures – nationalise to #SaveOurSteel

    The crisis in the UK Steel Industry is continuing with another 1050 jobs threatened at Tata, with 750 to go at the biggest plant Port Talbot. Just today (Jan 20) Sheffield Forgemasters have announced 100 workers will be made redundant. The NSSN gives full support to the workers in the industry and their unions. We…

  • Public meeting: Stop the closure of Port Talbot steelworks

    The NSSN will hold a public solidarity meeting for steel works in Port Talbot threatened with job losses and closures.: The meeting will begin at 7.30pm Wednesday February 10 in lounge of Grand Hotel Port Talbot (opposite train station) Confirmed speakers include Rob Williams NSSN national chair & ex-Swansea Visteon (Ford) union convenor. Nationalise to #SaveOurSteel

  • NSSN 268: Reinstate #CWU2!

    NSSN 268: Reinstate #CWU2!

    Clive, a long-standing leading rep in the CWU had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected by British Telecom on 9 November, confirming his sacking after 38 years of service. Clive is chair of the CWU Birmingham, Black Country & Worcester branch and is a leading lay rep of the union. Clive worked in a BT…

  • NSSN 266: TUC #KillTheBill lobby of Parliament Nov 2

    NSSN 266: TUC #KillTheBill lobby of Parliament Nov 2

    The TUC lobby of Parliament on November 2nd has to mark a major step change in the fight against the Tory (anti) Trade Union Bill. It seems that its 3rd reading could be as quick as November 1oth. That date must be in the diary of every trade union member for a mass demonstration in London.…

  • NSSN 265: Nationalise to stop the jobs slaughter!

    The last week has seen a devastating series of closures and large-scale redundancies particularly in the steel industry from SSI, Tata and Caparo but also Crown Packaging in Wales while JCB workers are bracing themselves for an announcement on job losses. The NSSN calls on the unions involved to bring together shop stewards in all…

  • NSSN 245: Victories show that action works!

    NSSN 245: Victories show that action works!

    It’s just a month since the Tories won the general election and already workers are demonstrating how they can be stopped in their tracks! In the last week alone:- Education unions in Lewisham were due to take another two days of strike action this week against academisation but the plans have been deferred. Kone workers…

  • NSSN 238: Join the 15 April global fast food worker protest

    NSSN 238: Join the 15 April global fast food worker protest

    Statement from BFAWU bakers’ union:- On 15 April 2015, thousands of fast food workers will lead a mass movement of around 60,000 low waged workers striking across the United States to raise the issue of poor wages and the lack of trade union rights within their industry. At the same time, fast food workers and…