Tag: Trade Union Act
NSSN 339: Support Jeremy Corbyn’s “Workers’ Charter”
Workers will welcome Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s 20-point “workers’ charter” to fix the “rigged economy” in work. If it is enthusiastically campaigned for by taking it into workplaces, alongside policies such as re-nationalisation of the railways and Royal Mail, it could really inspire workers to vote to put Jeremy into government and ditch the […]
NSSN 338: Celebrate International Workers Memorial Day and May Day
Unions and their members will be taking part in events from Friday to Monday and next weekend to celebrate two major events in the workers’ calendar. International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) is this Friday April 28th, and we call on our supporters and affiliates to attend any events in their area as well as […]
NSSN 337: Support the fight for pensions at BMW, AWE, Fujitsu & Royal Mail!
This week sees another dispute flaring into action over employers closing final salary/defined benefits pension schemes as BMW car workers start five weeks of strike action at Oxford, Swindon, Hams Hall near Birmingham and Goodwood. Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment will have taken 16 days of strikes after voting by 80% in a re-ballot […]
NSSN 336: London NHS workers walk off the job to win!
Too many in the union movement are pointing to the new Tory Trade Union Act with its undemocratic industrial action ballot thresholds to argue that action is now virtually impossible. But it’s clear from the events of last week at the Royal London Hospital, that workers are ready to defend their rights. That was […]
NSSN 335: Support 8-day Unite Bromley library strike as ASLEF drivers reject Southern Rail offer again!
Unite members working in Bromley libraries began the first of 8 days of strike action last Saturday. The long running dispute is in defence of the library service from privatisation. The campaign has already seen off the privateers from Carillion and a proposal to replace permanent staff with volunteers. Now Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) […]
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 […]
Come to NSSN 2017 Annual Conference July 1st in London
2017 National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) Conference: 11am-4.30pm Saturday July 1st in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. £6 fee Time to fight back against the Tory Cuts and their anti-union laws! The fightback has started. The bosses and the Tories hailed record low strike figures in 2015 but are now […]
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 326: PCS fights Govt attack on DWP job centres and offices
From Katrine Williams – PCS DWP Group Vice President & NSSN Vice-Chair As part of the Tory offensive against the public sector the chancellor has announced a 20% reduction in DWP offices and more job centres to share sites in local authority premises to deliver 30% saving on estates costs. This fits in with the […]
NSSN 324: Trade Union Act to come into force on March 1st – TUC call a special conference
The Tories have confirmed that their anti-union laws, incorporated in the Trade Union Act, including new undemocratic industrial action ballot thresholds will come into force on March 1st. The NSSN calls on the TUC to implement the policy passed at last September’s TUC Congress which was moved by the RMT which includes: “Congress believes […]
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 […]