Tag: GMB

  • NSSN 666: Join the fight to #SaveOurSteel in Port Talbot

    NSSN 666: Join the fight to #SaveOurSteel in Port Talbot

    Save Steelmaking at Port Talbot – nationalisation not devastation The NSSN sends our solidarity to steelworkers and their unions as Tata Steel announce their intention to make 75% of the 4,000-strong workforce redundant. This would also result in thousands more losing their jobs at contracting companies, and threaten related jobs such as on the rails…

  • NSSN 656: Support the GMB Coventry Amazon Black Friday strike

    NSSN 656: Support the GMB Coventry Amazon Black Friday strike

    The NSSN sends our support and solidarity to Amazon workers taking further strike action this coming Friday. The workers at the Coventry warehouse in the GMB union have been an inspiration to the whole trade union movement, and a beacon to all those in this sector who are not yet organised in a union. Get…

  • NSSN 628: Unite wins 16.2% pay rise at National Express West Midlands & GMB Three victory

    NSSN 628: Unite wins 16.2% pay rise at National Express West Midlands & GMB Three victory

    We headline this week’s NSSN bulletin with two fantastic union victories. The NSSN sends solidarity to both Unite and the GMB. From Unite website: Unite victory with win of 16.2% pay rise at National Express West Midlands (25 Mar) – Strikes by over 3,100 drivers end after vote to accept improved pay offer. West Midlands…

  • NSSN 621: Support the biggest strike in NHS history

    NSSN 621: Support the biggest strike in NHS history

    Last Wednesday February 1st was a massive step up in the strike wave, as 500,000 workers in 5 unions – NEU, PCS, UCU, ASLEF and RMT – walked out together. There were impressive rallies and demonstrations in many towns and cities in support of the action as well as to protest against the new planned…

  • NSSN 619: 500,000 workers out on February 1st #StrikeTogether

    NSSN 619: 500,000 workers out on February 1st #StrikeTogether

      The strike wave will take a major step up on Wednesday 1st February when 5 unions will take national strike action – NEU, PCS, UCU, ASLEF and RMT. Up to half a million workers will be out and will be joined by the growing number of localised disputes. It will be the single biggest…

  • NSSN 618: NEU votes for national action & strikes with PCS, ASLEF, RMT & UCU on 1st Feb

    NSSN 618: NEU votes for national action & strikes with PCS, ASLEF, RMT & UCU on 1st Feb

      The NSSN welcomes the vote by 300,000 members of the National Education Union (NEU) for national industrial action, starting with a national strike on 1st February. They will be joined by members of PCS, ASLEF, RMT and UCU also in national action, and with up to half a million workers on strike, it is…

  • NSSN 617: Fight Together to defend the #RightToStrike

    NSSN 617: Fight Together to defend the #RightToStrike

    The Tories under Sunak have signalled their intention to bring in yet more anti-union legislation on the back of all those Conservative restrictions from Thatcher, Major, Cameron, May and Johnson that already make UK trade union laws the most undemocratic in Western Europe. Workers are being squeezed by the biggest cost of living crisis in…

  • NSSN 615: 2022 ends with workers on picket lines

    NSSN 615: 2022 ends with workers on picket lines

    The NSSN sends season’s greetings to all our supporters. But this year, workers’ struggle continues over the festive period. Last week, the Nurses’ Strike erupted and continues this Tuesday, with over 100,000 RCN members taking action. On Wednesday, ambulance drivers in Unite, Unison and GMB will be on strike. Over the Christmas period, over 40,000…

  • NSSN 614: Health workers join the strike wave

    NSSN 614: Health workers join the strike wave

    This week, as the end of the year nears, the developing strike wave against the cost of living squeeze reaches a new stage with hundreds of thousands of workers walking out. Alongside further national strikes by the RMT on the railway and CWU in Royal Mail as well as growing localised disputes, health workers start…

  • NSSN 612: Strike wave escalates with November 30th walkout

    NSSN 612: Strike wave escalates with November 30th walkout

    This Wednesday is yet another significant day of co-ordinated strike action. CWU members in Royal Mail will be taking further action, and for the 3rd time they will be out on the same day as UCU members in higher education. And for the first time, the NEU will be out in 77 Sixth Form Colleges.…

  • NSSN 611: Strike wave grows as Tories unleash further austerity

    NSSN 611: Strike wave grows as Tories unleash further austerity

    Hunt’s Autumn Statement is a further tightening of the cost of living squeeze that is crippling workers as inflation jumps to over 14%. Workers’ living standards are facing the biggest drop since the Second World War. But workers are fighting back, with the most widespread strike wave for decades, across all sectors. This is the…

  • 610: Liverpool dockers win as strike wave spreads to public sector

    610: Liverpool dockers win as strike wave spreads to public sector

    The NSSN sends our solidarity and congratulations to Unite and its members at Peel Ports in Liverpool, who have secured an inflation-busting pay deal after taking strike action over nearly two months. At the same time, the growing strike wave is spreading to the public sector. Just days after the UCU announced that its members…