Tag: general strike

  • NSSN 554: March against Tories on Sunday – support the strikes!

    NSSN 554: March against Tories on Sunday – support the strikes!

    Sunday October 3rd – 12pm People’s Assembly ‘Protest the Tory Party Conference’ national demo in Manchester. Assemble Oxford Road near Whitworth Park, M14 4PW read more   Facebook event As anger grows against the public sector pay freeze at the same time Boris Johnson brings in his NI stealth tax hike and prices start to rise, […]

  • 553: GKN workers all out strike to save Birmingham plant

    553: GKN workers all out strike to save Birmingham plant

    The NSSN sends our solidarity to the workers at the GKN Drivelines factory in Erdington Birmingham, who start all out indefinite strike action next Monday to save the plant. Send messages of support and donations to the strike hardship fund to the Unite convenor Frank Duffy [email protected] The NSSN argues that in order to save […]

  • 552: NSSN TUC Rally: ‘Council of Action’ against Tories & bosses

    552: NSSN TUC Rally: ‘Council of Action’ against Tories & bosses

    Over 300 attended the online 12th annual NSSN TUC Rally on Sunday 12th September. There was a fantastic exchange of ideas from all levels of the union movement, sending the clear message to TUC Congress, which is meeting virtually this week – that the fight needs to be stepped up against the offensive of the employers […]

  • 551: NSSN lobbies TUC Sunday to fight Tory & bosses offensive

    551: NSSN lobbies TUC Sunday to fight Tory & bosses offensive

    NSSN TUC Rally 12pm Sunday September 12th online via Zoom Facebook event Zoom details:- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116774093?pwd=OVNvZldISGozKzd6U0QvL1hBWEI3Zz09 Meeting ID: 861 1677 4093     Passcode: NSSN2021 Due to Covid, both the TUC and our rally will again be virtual this year. This will be the 12th successive year that we have lobbied the TUC for the fighting programme […]

  • 550: Unite GS Sharon Graham to speak at NSSN TUC Rally

    550: Unite GS Sharon Graham to speak at NSSN TUC Rally

    The NSSN is pleased to announce that newly-elected Unite General Secretary Sharon Graham has agreed to address our annual rally before the start of TUC Congress. It is from 12pm on Sunday September 12th. Sharon spoke at the 2019 NSSN Conference in her then capacity as Unite’s Executive Officer for Organising and Leverage, explaining the union’s strategy […]

  • 549: Unite activists protest in fight for motor way workers’ sick pay

    549: Unite activists protest in fight for motor way workers’ sick pay

    Last Wednesday 18 August, the NSSN joined a protest by Unite activists in support of key workers, employed by construction company Kier, who keep the South East’s motorway network operational held a protest at the company’s offices, due to the refusal to pay them sick pay. Video from Reel News: Kier, End the discrimination on […]

  • NSSN 548: Support the summer strikes!

    NSSN 548: Support the summer strikes!

    The summer months are supposed to be a ‘quiet period’ for the union movement. But as regular readers of this NSSN bulletin will know, that isn’t the case this year. Workers are fighting back against the Tory and bosses’ offensive – fire and rehire, public sector pay insults and union victimisation. The NSSN will continue […]

  • NSSN 547: NSSN TUC Rally 2021 – 12pm Sunday Sept 12

    NSSN 547: NSSN TUC Rally 2021 – 12pm Sunday Sept 12

    At 12pm on Sunday 12th September, the NSSN is organising our annual rally before the start of TUC Congress. Due to Covid, both the TUC and our rally will again be virtual this year. This will be the 12th successive year that we have lobbied the TUC for the fighting programme that is needed by […]

  • 545: United action against the Tories on public sector pay

    545: United action against the Tories on public sector pay

    Public sector workers, headed by those in the NHS and education, are rightly furious after the Tories finally made their pay announcements. The 3% to be awarded to NHS staff, who have been on the front line risking their lives during Covid, is nowhere near what has been lost over the last decade. That’s why […]

  • 544: NSSN meeting – Stop Freeports Race to the Bottom

    544: NSSN meeting – Stop Freeports Race to the Bottom

    NSSN 544: NSSN meeting – Stop the Freeports Race to the Bottom – 7.30pm Wednesday 21 July Facebook event The Tories have announced their plan for 8 new Freeports, allegedly to boost jobs. But correctly unions have flagged up the dangers of bosses using them to attack trade union agreements that protect workers’ pay, terms […]

  • NSSN 543: Support the Bexley Bin Strike

    NSSN 543: Support the Bexley Bin Strike

    The NSSN headlines this week’s bulletin with the strike by refuse workers in Bexley Council. This is the third Unite dispute with outsourcing company Serco in the last few weeks, along with traffic wardens in Ealing as well as catering workers at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel, who are closing in on successful resolution. […]

  • NSSN 542: Strike victories show fighting unions vital

    NSSN 542: Strike victories show fighting unions vital

    The NSSN sends our solidarity and congratulations to members of Unite and NEU after their members won important victories after both sets of workers took week-long strike action. This shows again that organised fighting unions are the most important protection workers can have to defend their livelihoods and keep themselves and their families safe. This […]