Support the 33 sacked RMT London Underground agency workers
From Rob Williams, NSSN Chair Hi comrades, The campaign of the 33 sacked RMT London Underground (LUL) agency workers goes on. Yesterday they set up a soup kitchen outside LUL’s HQ in St James Park station. The union is stepping up the campaign. Please spread the word throughout the movement to get donations to their […]
Victory at Runcorn TPS
Hundreds of construction workers at Runcorn Thermal Power Station have won major concessions from the employers following several days of unofficial action over deeply inadequate on-site ‘welfare facilities’ such as toilets and the canteen. The action has also created one new job! Numerous messages of solidarity were sent by trade unionists from across Britain. Mass […]
Honda Swindon Job losses
Workers at the Honda car plant in Swindon were shocked when the company announced 800 job losses on the 10th January. This figure was widely reported in all the news channels and newspapers. I spoke to a worker at Honda who told me that the number of jobs due to be cut is in fact […]
NSSN Bulletin 124 – TUC Consultation on General Strike Motion
URGENT!! – TUC Consultation on General Strike Motion The NSSN is alerting all our members, supporters and affiliates. We lobbied the TUC General Council on December 11th to call on it to set the date for the maximum co-ordinated strike action against the government’s austerity offensive – up to and including a 24 hour general […]
RMT protest against sacking of agency workers
There was a really good protest yesterday, Monday 7 January, outside Wembley Central station in support of 33 sacked agency workers. Speakers included Bob Crow and Steve Hedley from the RMT, some of the agency workers and Rob Williams from the NSSN. The protest was also attended by sacked construction worker Frank Morris. More information […]
Happy New Year! Fight together in 2013!
For the NSSN, 2012 ended as it started…supporting workers who were taking action. On the morning of Friday December 21st, we were outside the Department of Transport with sacked Unite Crossrail shop steward Frank Morris. And early on New Year’s Eve, we were standing shoulder to shoulder with RMT members on strike against cleaning companies […]
2012 – a year in blacklisting
2012 – a year in blacklisting (By the Blacklist Support Group) January Electricians take industrial action in Scotland, Wales, North East, North West and London to make blacklisting a central issue of the ongoing BESNA dispute. Reel News release Blacklisted 2012 video Smith v Carillion Employment Tribunal – 400 pages of unredacted documents come into […]
We will not tolerate low pay!
“We will not tolerate low pay in this day and age, nor being treated like second rate people. We clean your trains, your stations and your depots. We mop up all the nasty stuff that no one else wants to deal with. We clean up after four million people who use the London underground system […]
Caerphilly council workers protest against bosses’ pay hike!
Over 600 council workers protested Monday and Tuesday at Caerphilly council offices against the plan by the Labour-controlled council to increase top managers’ pay by over 20% while council services and jobs are cut by 10%. Council workers, like others in the public sector, are in the third year of a pay freeze, yet their […]
When a deadline is not a deadline, One is NOT amusing!
In the last week 250 workers from One Support, an arm of the One Housing Group (OHG) have had letters from their company asking them to sign a new contracts by the 20th Dec which would see cuts of up to £8,000 per worker. The implication was that if they didn’t sign, they would no […]
Doncaster drivers give Tesco & Stobarts a bloody nose and force a climbdown
Doncaster ex-Tesco drivers, outsourced to and then sacked by Eddie Stobarts, today voted by 150-19 to accept an improved redundancy offer and end their strike. This package, whilst still only £650 for each years service, was 50% better than that drivers had been notified of only a day earlier in their redundancy letters. This climbdown […]