NSSN 219: Nov 24 NHS strike & Zero-hour lobby of Parliament
NHS strikes November 24th – Eleven trade unions representing NHS workers including nurses, midwives, cleaners, pharmacists, scientists, porters, secretaries, paramedics, occupational therapists, radiographers, dieticians, healthcare assistants, kitchen and maintenance staff will stage a four-hour stoppage in the morning on Monday 24 November 2014. There will also be action short of strike around this date. See […]
NSSN 218: Defend PCS: Stop HMRC anti-union plot
Senior HMRC officials hatch anti-union plot (Statement from PCS website) The most senior civil servants in HM Revenue and Customs have hatched a “deeply disturbing” politicised plot to destabilise our union, it has been revealed. A leaked memo, written for HMRC’s executive committee, outlines a plan to “marginalise” us because of our continuing opposition to […]
Crane drivers tell HTC “It’s time to pay up!”
Hundreds of crane drivers from the UCATT construction union picketed building sites in London and around the country this morning in a dispute over pay with HTC Plant Limited. Workers had voted 94% in favour of strike action and 94.6% in favour of industrial action short of strike action. The turnout was in excess of […]
NSSN 217: St Mungo’s victory/Defend Ricky Matthews
STOP PRESS!! St Mungos Broadway – Strike Off! Following a day locked in talks at ACAS, the Unite SMB reps and Regional Officer, Nicky consider that they have received an offer from SMB management which is reasonable enough to be put to the membership. On this basis, the strike has been called off. – See […]
NSSN 193: Care UK workers say “Enough is enough!”
Mags Cowling’s speech to Doncaster Care UK strikers demo on Saturday 17 May “Hi, my name is Mags Cowling and I am a Doncaster Care UK striker (and newly elected Unison shop steward). We were previously employed by the NHS until last year when we were put out for tender and handed to a company […]
Silent vigil for Kevin Campbell: Another construction fatality
Kevin Campbell, 46 from Poplar, in east London was killed on 2nd March on a Docklands Light Railway project in Stratford. Kevin was struck by a piece of machinery that was attached to an excavator. The fatality came in the same month as a worker was killed on the £15bn Cross rail project, also a […]
VIDEO: Citizen’s arrest at blacklister Callum McAlpine!
Taken from Reel News Youtube channel Police attend Victoria offices of Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd today as an arrest warrant is served on Cullum McAlpine for human rights violations relating to blacklist scandal. This weekend is 5th anniversary of the Information Commissioners Office raid on the Consulting Association, when files on over 3,214 construction workers […]
NSSN launched in the south of England.
Trade unionists and anti cuts campaigners from all over the South of England gathered in Bracknell on Saturday 18th January to launch the NSSN in the region. Delegates from Southampton, Portsmouth, Reading, Aylesbury, Windsor, Bracknell and elsewhere in the South gathered in an enthusiastic first conference. Trade unions members attending included members from Unite, Unison, […]