Tag: pensions

  • NSSN 570: UCU HE strike ramps up

    NSSN 570: UCU HE strike ramps up

    We headline this week’s NSSN bulletin with the UCU higher education strike, which re-starts next week. Last December, staff at 58 universities took 3 days of action against exploitative working conditions, casualisation, attacks on pensions and a decade of pay cuts. After re-balloting, 10 more HE colleges have joined the dispute. In addition, Unison members […]

  • NSSN 569: Support the Scunthorpe Scaffolders & Coventry bin strikes!

    NSSN 569: Support the Scunthorpe Scaffolders & Coventry bin strikes!

    This week’s NSSN bulletin headlines with two indefinite Unite strikes. This solidarity is even more necessary because in both disputes, workers are claiming that attempts at strike-breaking are happening. Please support them and the all the other struggles in our weekly bulletin. Solidarity! Local MPs pressure Actavo as Scunthorpe Scaffolders strike gets underway (26 Jan) – […]

  • NSSN 568: Support the London Barts NHS strike!

    NSSN 568: Support the London Barts NHS strike!

    Unite: Serco outsourced workers at Barts to take all-out strike action for first two weeks in February in battle against low pay (24 Jan) Hundreds of key NHS workers, employed by the giant outsourcing company, Serco, will stage a two week strike across Barts Health NHS Trust in “a battle against low pay and exploitation”. […]

  • NSSN 567: Support the Winter Strike Wave!

    NSSN 567: Support the Winter Strike Wave!

    Just a couple of weeks into 2022, we are seeing a growing wave of disputes as workers fight the cost of living squeeze and union victimisation. We will continue to report on these struggles and build support for them. You’ll find details in this, our weekly bulletin. More and more, the bosses are being pushed […]

  • NSSN 566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

    NSSN 566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

    The NSSN sends all our supporters and affiliates New Year greetings. It’s already clear that 2022 is starting as 2021 ended – with a growing number of workers taking action to defend their living standards as inflation soars and also to ensure that their workplaces are safe in the omicron Covid wave. The NSSN will […]

  • NSSN 564: Striking workers force more victories

    NSSN 564: Striking workers force more victories

    This week’s NSSN bulletin reports on more cases of workers forcing employers back. Just in the last week, we’ve seen workers win outright victories or at least major concessions at Panasonic in Cardiff, Berkshire hospitals, Sandwell refuse, Royal Parks, Stanlow Oil Refinery, Morrisons, Liverpool Docks and Clarks in Somerset But as you will see in […]

  • NSSN 563: Support the UCU HE strikes

    NSSN 563: Support the UCU HE strikes

    This week’s NSSN bulletin headlines with the 3-day strike by UCU members in higher education. Staff at 58 universities will be walking out this week, from Wednesday to Friday, December 1-3. UCU members at Goldsmiths University are on strike for three weeks in addition to this week’s action and members are also currently taking action at […]

  • NSSN 562: Support the RMT Night Tube strike

    NSSN 562: Support the RMT Night Tube strike

    We headline this week’s bulletin with the strike called by the RMT on London Underground from this Friday 26th November. Please support the action To make donations to the hardship fund – account details: account name – Terence O’Neill; sort code: 60-83-71 account number: 89481380 or send cheques to RMT, Unity House, 39 Chalton St, […]

  • NSSN 561: Join the NHS protests

    NSSN 561: Join the NHS protests

    Over the next two weeks, there are a number of protests by NHS workers and health campaigners as unions ballot their members on NHS pay at the same time as the Tory Government moves on with their Health and Care Bill. March with Midwives: 2pm Sunday 21st November – details of local protests here. “Our […]

  • NSSN 560: Workers keep striking back!

    NSSN 560: Workers keep striking back!

    The NSSN weekly bulletin continues to report on the growing number of disputes, many of them resulting in victories. Workers are taking action to stop brutal attacks from the employers such as privatisation and outsourcing and the sinister use of ‘fire and rehire’ – including at Weetabix in the East Midlands and Clarks in the […]

  • 559: NSSN COP26 Forum: ‘Climate change – for workers transition’

    559: NSSN COP26 Forum: ‘Climate change – for workers transition’

    NSSN COP26 Online Forum: ‘Climate change – for a workers transition’ 7pm Tuesday November 9th The National Shop Stewards Network is hosting an online forum during COP26, which is taking place in Glasgow, to discuss how can the trade union movement fight climate change while ensuring workers keep their jobs, pay, pensions and terms & […]

  • NSSN 557: Strikes work as workers force bosses back

    NSSN 557: Strikes work as workers force bosses back

    A clear trend is opening up as the number of disputes increase and many of these are resulting in victories or at least forcing the employers to make serious concessions. The NSSN weekly bulletin carries reports of all the strikes and ballots that are taking place. And it’s clear that workers are more and more […]