Tag: General Election

  • 414: Tory crisis – TUC & unions mobilise to force general election!

    414: Tory crisis – TUC & unions mobilise to force general election!

    From Linda Taaffe NSSN national secretary:- Emergency General Council of the TUC urgently needed This austerity big business government is hanging by a thread. The Tories are tearing themselves apart. They don’t know which way to turn. Theresa May is weak. Her only strength is the fact that there is no realistic alternative Tory leader. …

  • 346: March together Saturday: fight together to get Tories out!

    The General Election result has shocked the Tories and the media but it has confirmed that we’ve had enough of brutal cuts. Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto gave workers the opportunity to express their anger. On the massive March 26th 2011 TUC demonstration, up to 750,000 trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners marched against Cameron’s austerity plans. The…

  • NSSN cancels conference to support July 1st demo

    NSSN cancels conference to support July 1st demo

    As our supporters and affiliates will know, this year’s conference of the National Shop Stewards Network (our 11th) is due to take place in London on Saturday July 1st. Hundreds of trade union and anti-cuts campaigners will be preparing to take part in discussions and debates about the crucial struggles and disputes facing working people.…

  • NSSN 345: Organise to get the Tories Out

    NSSN 345: Organise to get the Tories Out

      The ‘Strong and Stable’ Conservative Government of Theresa May is hanging by a thread! The incredible response to Jeremy Corbyn’s General Election campaign showed once and for all that workers and their families are furious after 7 years of Tory austerity and a lost decade where our incomes have been cut by a fifth.…

  • NSSN 344: Tories Out! Corbyn In! Vote against austerity

    NSSN 344: Tories Out! Corbyn In! Vote against austerity

      This week’s NSSN bulletin comes out just days before one of the most crucial general elections for generations. The National Shop Stewards Network is primarily a rank and file network for trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners and we are not affiliated to any political party. But in this election, there is a clear choice.…

  • NSSN 343: Scottish Lecturers win! Election Promises On School Funding

    NSSN 343: Scottish Lecturers win! Election Promises On School Funding

    Education is becoming a major issue as the General election enters its final period. In Scotland, after six days of national strike action, lecturers in colleges have won a major victory in their fight for fair and equal pay and harmonised terms and conditions. Our first piece this week is a report on the win…

  • NSSN 341: CWU members walk out to force Royal Mail back!

    NSSN 341: CWU members walk out to force Royal Mail back!

    Royal Mail workers in the Communication Workers Union (CWU) union, part of the Eastern 6 Branch, won a tremendous victory last week in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, despite the new Tory trade Union Act. A CWU member sent in the following report:- “Royal Mail had suspended two representatives for allegedly claiming unauthorised overtime. CWU members took…

  • NSSN 339: Support Jeremy Corbyn’s “Workers’ Charter”

    NSSN 339: Support Jeremy Corbyn’s “Workers’ Charter”

    Workers will welcome Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s 20-point “workers’ charter” to fix the “rigged economy” in work. If it is enthusiastically campaigned for by taking it into workplaces, alongside policies such as re-nationalisation of the railways and Royal Mail, it could really inspire workers to vote to put Jeremy into government and ditch the…

  • NSSN 337: Support the fight for pensions at BMW, AWE, Fujitsu & Royal Mail!

    NSSN 337: Support the fight for pensions at BMW, AWE, Fujitsu & Royal Mail!

    This week sees another dispute flaring into action over employers closing final salary/defined benefits pension schemes as BMW car workers start five weeks of strike action at Oxford, Swindon, Hams Hall near Birmingham and Goodwood. Workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment will have taken 16 days of strikes after voting by 80% in a re-ballot…