Tag: Junior doctors

  • NSSN 282: Model motion to build support for Junior Doctors

    NSSN 282: Model motion to build support for Junior Doctors

    BMA Junior Doctors dispute – next Wednesday March 9th, Junior Doctors will start the first of three more 48-hour strikes after the Tories announced their plan to impose the new contract latest update. The planned dates of industrial action are: 9 – 11 March: Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 9 March and 8am…

  • NSSN 281: Video of joint UCU/Unison FE strike

    NSSN 281: Video of joint UCU/Unison FE strike

    Today (February 24), thousands of staff at Further Education colleges in England took strike action on pay. A joint statement by UCU / Unison said, “Lecturers, librarians, technicians, cleaners and caretakers who belong to UNISON and the University and College Union (UCU) are among those taking part in the one-day strike over pay. The protest…

  • NSSN 280: Defend the Junior Doctors – Fight Hunt’s imposition!

    NSSN 280: Defend the Junior Doctors – Fight Hunt’s imposition!

    The NSSN calls on all our supporters and affiliates to continue to give solidarity to the BMA and the junior doctors. Why not offer them the chance to speak at a meeting of your union branch, trades council or NSSN group? We encourage everyone to discuss with the BMA in your area the idea of…

  • NSSN 275: Junior Doctors strike back against Tory attacks!

    NSSN 275: Junior Doctors strike back against Tory attacks!

    NSSN 275: Junior Doctors strike back against Tory attacks! The NSSN has been proud to give solidarity and support to the BMA and the Junior Doctors as they took their first strike action for four decades on January 12th. Despite all the dirty tactics from the Tories and their anti-union press, the action was a…

  • NSSN 274: Support the Junior Doctors strike & NHS bursaries march!

    NSSN 274: Support the Junior Doctors strike & NHS bursaries march!

    NSSN 274: Support the Junior Doctors strike & NHS bursaries march! Next Tuesday January 12th, Junior Doctors will be striking on the first of four planned days of action. This Saturday January 9th, students in the NHS will be marching in defence of their bursaries – assemble 12noon outside St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road,…

  • NSSN 273: Seasons greetings from NSSN…#KillTheBill in 2016!

    NSSN 273: Seasons greetings from NSSN…#KillTheBill in 2016!

    NSSN 273: Seasons greetings from the NSSN…#KillTheBill in 2016! This is the last NSSN e-bulletin of the year…and what a year! The Tories squeaked into government with only 24% of the electorate but consider it enough of a mandate to push through the biggest attack on union rights for over 30 years as well yet…

  • NSSN 271: Junior Doctors force Tories back

    NSSN 271: Junior Doctors force Tories back At the last minute, facing a strike that had already seen over 3,000 operations and 17,500 appointments cancelled, the Tories stepped back from the brink and withdrew the immediate threat of the imposition of new contracts for junior doctors. As a result, the BMA suspended the three days…

  • NSSN 270: Support the Junior Doctors’ strikes!

    NSSN 270: Support the Junior Doctors’ strikes! The BMA Junior Doctors have voted for strike action in an incredible show of strength that is the perfect answer to the Tories’ (anti) Trade Union Bill. Following a ballot of more than 37,000 junior doctors in England, 98% voted for strikes and 99% for action short of…

  • NSSN 268: Reinstate #CWU2!

    NSSN 268: Reinstate #CWU2!

    Clive, a long-standing leading rep in the CWU had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected by British Telecom on 9 November, confirming his sacking after 38 years of service. Clive is chair of the CWU Birmingham, Black Country & Worcester branch and is a leading lay rep of the union. Clive worked in a BT…

  • NSSN 266: TUC #KillTheBill lobby of Parliament Nov 2

    NSSN 266: TUC #KillTheBill lobby of Parliament Nov 2

    The TUC lobby of Parliament on November 2nd has to mark a major step change in the fight against the Tory (anti) Trade Union Bill. It seems that its 3rd reading could be as quick as November 1oth. That date must be in the diary of every trade union member for a mass demonstration in London.…

  • NSSN 265: Nationalise to stop the jobs slaughter!

    The last week has seen a devastating series of closures and large-scale redundancies particularly in the steel industry from SSI, Tata and Caparo but also Crown Packaging in Wales while JCB workers are bracing themselves for an announcement on job losses. The NSSN calls on the unions involved to bring together shop stewards in all…

  • NSSN 264: Support the Junior Doctors protests this Saturday!

    The NSSN sends solidarity to the Junior Doctors who are fighting the Tories’ imposition of a new contract. We appeal to all our supporters to support their demonstrations and protests, including this Saturday October 17th in London and Nottingham. For latest news and protests  follow #JuniorContract and #NotFairNotSafe on twitter. Latest updates on BMA website…