• NSSN 648: TUC votes for fighting strategy against Tory anti-union law

    NSSN 648: TUC votes for fighting strategy against Tory anti-union law

    This week’s TUC Congress in Liverpool passed a composite motion that set out a fighting strategy to take on the latest Tory anti-union law, the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 (MSL). Workers will now want this strategy implemented, including the organising of a national demonstration and the convening of a Special TUC Congress ‘to…

  • NSSN 647: Join NSSN TUC Congress #RightToStrike Rally & Lobby this Sunday in Liverpool

    NSSN 647: Join NSSN TUC Congress #RightToStrike Rally & Lobby this Sunday in Liverpool

    The TUC Congress in Liverpool, that starts this coming Sunday September 10th, comes at a critical time for the trade union movement. The Tories’ new anti-union legislation, the Minimum Service Level Act (MSL) was passed into law before the Parliamentary summer recess. This means that striking unions can face massive fines and their members when…

  • NSSN 646: Unions call for action against new Tory anti-union law at TUC – come to NSSN Lobby

    NSSN 646: Unions call for action against new Tory anti-union law at TUC – come to NSSN Lobby

    At the TUC Congress in Liverpool, that starts on Sunday September 10th, one of the major debates will be on the Tories’ new anti-union legislation. The Minimum Service Level Act (MSL) was passed into law before the Parliamentary summer recess. This means that striking unions can face massive fines and their members can be under…

  • NSSN 645: Rail unions step up the fight

    NSSN 645: Rail unions step up the fight

    We headline this week’s NSSN bulletin with further national rail strikes in the Train Operating Companies and industrial action by the RMT and ASLEF, in a year-long dispute. We give our full support and solidarity to these unions and their members and all others taking action in the growing strike wave. The RMT are striking…

  • NSSN 644: Support the summer strikes

    NSSN 644: Support the summer strikes

    The strike wave continues into the summer as workers fight back against the cost of living squeeze. As always, this NSSN bulletin contains the details of this growing action, building solidarity for string workers and their unions. However, the response of the Tories is yet more anti-union legislation. The Minimum Service Level Act (MSL) was…

  • NSSN 643: Tory Minimum Service Level anti-union attack is law – strike together to defeat it!

    NSSN 643: Tory Minimum Service Level anti-union attack is law – strike together to defeat it!

    The Tories have sneaked their new attack on the right to strike, the Minimum Service Level Act (MSL) into law before the Parliamentary summer recess. This means that striking unions can face massive fines and their members can be under threat of dismissal at any time. The NSSN agrees with fighting unions that are calling…

  • NSSN 642: Sharon Graham Unite, Sarah Woolley BFAWU & Steve Gillan POA to speak at NSSN TUC Rally

    NSSN 642: Sharon Graham Unite, Sarah Woolley BFAWU & Steve Gillan POA to speak at NSSN TUC Rally

    The NSSN is delighted to announce the first confirmed speakers at the rally that we have again called at TUC Congress in Liverpool on Sunday September 10th – Union General Secretaries Sharon Graham Unite, Sarah Woolley BFAWU & Steve Gillan POA. We’ll announce others when they are confirmed. We will also give a platform to…

  • NSSN 641: FBU calls for “mass opposition” to latest Tory anti-union legislation

    NSSN 641: FBU calls for “mass opposition” to latest Tory anti-union legislation

    The NSSN welcomes the FBU’s call for the need to “build mass opposition” to the Tory’s new anti-union attack and we totally agree that unions need to “act together” against this offensive. The NSSN is again holding a lobby and rally before the start of TUC Congress on Sunday September 10th in Liverpool from 1pm,…

  • NSSN 640: NSSN Conference launches fight against Tory anti-union attack

    NSSN 640: NSSN Conference launches fight against Tory anti-union attack

    “This is class law, this is class war!” NSSN Chair Rob Williams opened up the 16th annual NSSN Conference by bringing home the imminent threat of further Tory anti-union legislation. With Sunak’s Minimum Service Levels Bill nearing Royal Assent into law, we could be weeks away from unions facing fines of up to £1million or…

  • NSSN 639: Come to NSSN Conference this Saturday

    NSSN 639: Come to NSSN Conference this Saturday

    This year’s NSSN Conference comes at a crucial time for the trade union movement. The new Tory anti-union ‘Minimum Service Level’ Bill could be law within weeks – raising the potential fining of unions and sacking of workers. We have a model motion on this new Tory attack, to aid the discussion at conference (see…

  • NSSN 638: Come to NSSN Conference to fight for the #RightToStrike

    NSSN 638: Come to NSSN Conference to fight for the #RightToStrike

    This year’s NSSN Conference is two weeks today! It will hear about the many strikes taking place across all sectors as workers fight back against the cost of living squeeze. Read about those disputes in this weekly bulletin. But instead of negotiating with unions, Sunak’s Tory Government are bringing in yet more restrictive and undemocratic…

  • NSSN 637: Support the strikes as wave of action grows into summer

    NSSN 637: Support the strikes as wave of action grows into summer

    The strike wave shows no sign of relenting as workers are forced to fight for pay rises that protect them from rising prices. This week alone, Unite launches a month-long strike at St Mungos and all out action at Survitec in Dunmurry in Northern Ireland, while their members in the NHS in London and Yorkshire…