368: Leicester NHS campaigners save children’s heart unit!
The NSSN welcomes the victory of the Leicester Glenfield campaign, in which our supporters have played a key role:- ‘One of the main campaign organisers Steve Score said, “Celebrations were taking place in Leicester city centre on the 30th November following an outstanding victory for the campaign to save congenital heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. […]
Open letter from blacklisted construction workers
Open letter from blacklisted construction workers We the undersigned, are writing this open letter in the spirit of fraternal debate amongst members of the newly merged UCATT / UNITE construction union. The upsurge in industrial militancy in the last few years demonstrates that when the official union works alongside rank and file activists, it is […]
Interview with sacked Crossrail worker
Crossrail electrician and Unite the Union member Dan Collins was laid off by contractor Skanska after he raised a safety concern. “I started work on Monday 9 February. They told me it was a three-year contract. A foreman showed me around – there was an abundance of work to do. He asked me if I […]
Stop the Crossrail sackings!
For the third Monday in succession, construction workers and their supporters held a protest outside a Crossrail site to demand that a worker sacked for raising safety issues be reinstated. Two weeks ago, protesters blocked the road outside the Bond Street site in London after an electrician was sacked after he had asked for a proper […]
NSSN 218: Defend PCS: Stop HMRC anti-union plot
Senior HMRC officials hatch anti-union plot (Statement from PCS website) The most senior civil servants in HM Revenue and Customs have hatched a “deeply disturbing” politicised plot to destabilise our union, it has been revealed. A leaked memo, written for HMRC’s executive committee, outlines a plan to “marginalise” us because of our continuing opposition to […]
NSSN 217: St Mungo’s victory/Defend Ricky Matthews
STOP PRESS!! St Mungos Broadway – Strike Off! Following a day locked in talks at ACAS, the Unite SMB reps and Regional Officer, Nicky consider that they have received an offer from SMB management which is reasonable enough to be put to the membership. On this basis, the strike has been called off. – See […]
NSSN Conference July 5: “Fight Together for a Pay Rise!”
Workers are saying “What recovery? We want our share!” Millions of public sector workers are having their pay again pegged to 1% when RPI inflation is nearly 3% and energy prices are up 9%! Average household income is already 6% below 2003 levels. NHS workers are not even getting this miserly rise and correctly health […]
NSSN 187: Sparks Strike Back: The fight for PAYE begins!
Unrest Wednesday is in Full Swing – 37 Agency Electricians walked off a job at AWE Aldermaston today (April 2) over the new self-employed legislation. It is a Shepherds Engineering Services job. They are demanding to be taken on the cards direct by Shepherds. Shepherds have agreed to a meeting to discuss the possibility. A […]
NSSN 184 – Join POA march against austerity on Budget Day
The POA prison officers union will be holding a march and rally on the 19th March 2014 to coincide with Budget Day in order to demonstrate at the budget cuts, pay freeze, pension age, assaults on POA members and privatisation. In recent years, budget cuts have seen the Prison Service impose an almost total recruitment […]