Tag: South Africa
NSSN Conference July 5: “Fight Together for a Pay Rise!”
Workers are saying “What recovery? We want our share!” Millions of public sector workers are having their pay again pegged to 1% when RPI inflation is nearly 3% and energy prices are up 9%! Average household income is already 6% below 2003 levels. NHS workers are not even getting this miserly rise and correctly health […]
‘Nothings got worse since austerity took hold’ – Really?!
A BBC survey purported to show that over 40% of those interviewed had not noticed a change to local government services since austerity took hold. Some even thought services had improved! Yet we all know of closures to libraries, swimming pools, reduced council facilities and the rest. Even the BBC website has stories from leading councillors […]
NSSN Bulletin 147: A Tale of Two Disputes
Strike action is taking place in a number of different area’s this week but it’s worthwhile reporting on two different disputes. The first is the dispute involving the Cityclean GMB members employed by Brighton and Hove City Council who have been ‘offered’ pay cuts. At a meeting of Brighton’s Policy and Resources Committee on […]
No. 134 Solidarity action – “We need a General Strike”
Solidarity action? “Let’s call it by its proper name – we need a general strike” Boooo! That was the response from the 500-strong rally of PCS strikers to the appearance of Tory Chancellor George Osborne on the big screen outside parliament. While he lied and spun his way to making more cuts, inspiring speeches were […]
133 – “It’s not about making sense, it’s about making money”
The NHS starts our bulletin this week. On Saturday, there is likely to be a big demo in North London to defend Whittington Hospital (see below). Meanwhile, the ConDem attacks are coming into effect soon. Here is a brief piece from NSSN supporter Chris Moore: The Health and Social Care Act – it’s not about […]
No. 132 It’s time for a united union fight for decent pay!
NSSN ebulletin 132 International Women’s Day 2013: Women to the fore against austerity – “it’s high time for a united union fight for decent pay” Women internationally have fought to defend jobs and services and this has never been so important as we approach international women’s day this year. All the gains that we […]