Tag: COVID-19

  • NSSN 501: Come to NSSN TUC Rally 1pm this Sunday Sept 13

    NSSN 501: Come to NSSN TUC Rally 1pm this Sunday Sept 13

    The NSSN is holding its annual pre-TUC Congress rally at 1pm this Sunday. The TUC have been forced to adapt congress because of COVID and this year, our rally will be online on Zoom and shared live on Facebook. We will be hearing from a number of union leaders and will also be holding an…

  • NSSN 498: Victory! Student protests force Tory A-Levels U-turn

    NSSN 498: Victory! Student protests force Tory A-Levels U-turn

    The NSSN salutes the students whose protests around the country have forced the Tory government to retreat. They were rightly furious that through no fault of their own because of the pandemic, many had their A Level results downgraded, threatening their futures. The system that was being used appeared to be to the disadvantage of…

  • NSSN 496: Join the NHS Pay protests on Saturday August 8th

    NSSN 496: Join the NHS Pay protests on Saturday August 8th

    NHS workers are on the march for a 15% pay rise that starts to close the income gap caused by a decade of pay freezes. Please join the protests that are taking place, with many on Saturday August 8th. Details of some of these can be found here in the Nurses and Midwives say NO!…

  • 494:  NSSN South West meeting – 11am Saturday July 25th

    494: NSSN South West meeting – 11am Saturday July 25th

    National Shop Stewards’ Network South West regional meeting – 11am Saturday July 25th Facebook event The National Shop Steward’s Network is an organisation bringing together rank and file trade unionists to help build our movement. We are having a regional meeting in the South West which will include discussion of the struggles for workers’ health…

  • NSSN 491:  Organise for the fight of our lives – NSSN Conference

    NSSN 491: Organise for the fight of our lives – NSSN Conference

    The NSSN Conference as always, is a vital forum for trade unionists to come together to discuss our experiences during these crisis-ridden times and forge a strategy that protects our safety in the workplace and defends our jobs and income. It’s never been more important for trade union members and reps to come together to…

  • NSSN 489:  Stop the BA Betrayal!

    NSSN 489: Stop the BA Betrayal!

      We headline this week’s NSSN bulletin with the fight by unions against the offensive by British Airways against its workers. We send our solidarity and support to these workers and the many others who are facing redundancy across the economy. The NSSN believes that workers must not pay the price for this crisis. If…

  • 488:  Postponed NSSN-Tamil Solidarity Zoom meeting this Saturday

    488: Postponed NSSN-Tamil Solidarity Zoom meeting this Saturday

    Tamil Solidarity and the National Shop Stewards Network have reluctantly decided to postpone our public Zoom meeting, which was due to take place this coming Saturday June 13th. We have come to this decision because a number of further Black Lives Matter anti-racism demonstrations have been called on Saturday against the killing of George Floyd…

  • 487:  Come to virtual NSSN Conference Saturday July 4th

    487: Come to virtual NSSN Conference Saturday July 4th

      2020 NSSN Conference: via Zoom 11am-2pm on Saturday July 4th It’s never been more important for trade union members and reps to come together to discuss the strategy we need to fight for a future that secures our safety, jobs, income and pensions. The economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is showing…

  • 486:  Defend jobs & contracts – fight bosses’ offensive

    486: Defend jobs & contracts – fight bosses’ offensive

    This week’s NSSN bulletin highlights a new sinister stage of the Coronavirus pandemic: an increasing number of companies taking advantage of the economic paralysis to announce closures, redundancies and the threat of these to demand reductions of workers’ pay and worsening of terms and conditions. This shows the reality of so-called ‘national unity’ during COVID…

  • 485:  Support teachers & schools staff fighting Tory June 1 re-opening

    485: Support teachers & schools staff fighting Tory June 1 re-opening

      The NSSN sends our support and solidarity to education workers, their unions and an increasing number of parents as they look to resist the Tory government’s plans to move to a much wider opening of schools in England on June 1st.  We believe that this reckless plan is clearly connected to Boris Johnson’s intention…

  • 484:  NSSN public meeting – Workers’ Safety before Profit

    484: NSSN public meeting – Workers’ Safety before Profit

      Workers are confused and angry after Boris Johnson’s announcement the Tories want to ease the COVID-19 lockdown while deaths are rising, test targets are missed and imported PPE fails to meet NHS safety standards. In fact, if many workers and their union branches hadn’t made their intention clear not to accept a wholesale ‘return…

  • NSSN 483:  CWU force Royal Mail bosses back

    NSSN 483: CWU force Royal Mail bosses back

      The NSSN sends solidarity to the CWU and its members in Royal Mail. Just after our weekly bulletin went out last Tuesday, postal service management notified workers that the Saturday letter delivery would be temporarily stopped. The CWU immediately warned members that this move, coming with no consultation with the union, could become permanent…