Month: February 2016

  • NSSN 281: Video of joint UCU/Unison FE strike

    NSSN 281: Video of joint UCU/Unison FE strike

    Today (February 24), thousands of staff at Further Education colleges in England took strike action on pay. A joint statement by UCU / Unison said, “Lecturers, librarians, technicians, cleaners and caretakers who belong to UNISON and the University and College Union (UCU) are among those taking part in the one-day strike over pay. The protest […]

  • North West Water pensions strike

    North West Water pensions strike

    GMB members gathered to picket and protest outside the of United Utilities’ Warrington HQ at Lingley Mere, Great Sankey, in a protest over pensions. The pickets were being watched by a handful of company ‘marshals’ from just inside the perimeter. GMB steward, Steve explained that the company have served notice that they wish to close […]

  • EDF Energy – strike action wins!

    EDF Energy – strike action wins!

    Unite members at EDF Energy working in metering services in London, South West, South East and Eastern regions have won major concessions in a long running dispute over pay and conditions. The priority item for staff covered by long standing agreements was the issue of increased evening and weekend working. The employers have now agreed […]

  • NSSN 280: Defend the Junior Doctors – Fight Hunt’s imposition!

    NSSN 280: Defend the Junior Doctors – Fight Hunt’s imposition!

    The NSSN calls on all our supporters and affiliates to continue to give solidarity to the BMA and the junior doctors. Why not offer them the chance to speak at a meeting of your union branch, trades council or NSSN group? We encourage everyone to discuss with the BMA in your area the idea of […]

  • NSSN 279: #KillTheBill – Stop Tory Cuts, Defend Unions

    NSSN 279: #KillTheBill – Stop Tory Cuts, Defend Unions

    The NSSN has produced a new leaflet for the TUC’s #heartunions week of action – this is the text:- Straight after last May’s election, Cameron moved his plans to bring in his (anti) Trade Union Bill at the same time that Osborne set out the next wave of brutal Tory cuts. Now as the Bill […]

  • NSSN 278: Junior Doctors to strike again

    NSSN 278: Junior Doctors to strike again

    Junior Doctors have been forced to take a second day of strike action on February 10th by the determination of the Tories to bring in a new contract. NSSN supporters visited BMA picket lines on January 12th and will continue to give support and solidarity as long as it’s needed. We have no doubt that […]