Month: June 2019

A Southampton National Education Union member Hundreds of education campaigners rallied in London on 22 June at a ‘Together for Education’ event organised by five national trade unions and education campaign groups, united in opposition to Tory funding cuts. Determined to shout loud for the needs of all children, the cruel reality of Tory cuts […]
RMT transport union guards striking on South Western Rail (SWR) on 21 June were determined to carry on the fight to keep the guards. As one of the pickets said, the agreement is on the table and all the SWR management have to do is sign it. They could not understand why other disputes such […]
We need a general election, not a no-choice coronation of Boris or Hunt. What do they offer that is any different to the brutal austerity policies of May and Cameron? Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party national committee Both millionaires, Johnson and Hunt, have long track records of voting for and implementing massive cuts. By ditching May, […]
 The catastrophe facing schools cannot be exaggerated. Schools in England have lost out on £5.4 billion in Tory funding cuts since 2015. Cuts mean less teachers, less teaching assistants and larger class sizes, with primary school classes the largest since 2000 and secondary classes the largest since 2007. Austerity-hit parents are then asked for extra […]
Security staff at Southampton General Hospital, who have been attacked in the A&E department, have voted to accept a new offer covering pay, sick pay and new protective equipment. Unite the Unite lead officer for health in the south east Scott Kemp said: “Unite is pleased to announce that our security staff at Southampton General […]
Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party Southern secretary Talks between the RMT transport union and South Western Railway (SWR) at conciliation services Acas have failed to achieve an acceptable agreement. RMT guards have voted to recommence strike action – this time for five days beginning on 18 June. While SWR agreed to the presence of a guard, […]
RMT transport union members on South Western Railway are taking five days of industrial action starting on 18 June. Many of them are sacrificing five days of pay for safety – to keep a guard on the train. Socialist Party members supported picket lines in London, Bournemouth and a determined picket line at Fratton, Portsmouth. […]
There was anger amongst trade unionists and young people to Trump’s hypocritical visit to take part in D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth on Wednesday, with over 300 turning out to a lunchtime rally in the Guildhall Square. They were joined by a number of people who had come to attend the D-Day event but wanted to […]

Read this week's #NSSN bulletin no.566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

To all #TUSC supporters Best Wishes for 2022 - let’s see if together we can find hundreds of trades unionists, community campaigners and socialists to challenge austerity at the May local elections in the biggest and widest possible socialist unity.

2022 and Council Cuts continue
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Defend Jobs and Pay
Stop Cuts and Privatisation
Join the fightback in #southampton to @SaveStMarysLC #SocialistSunday #StopCouncilCuts

@VenueHorse @Callowlands Park, Watford @watfordpalace with #theDanTiendance school. Really enjoyed it, thank you everyone. This weekend @VenueHorse is @DGArtsFest Annan & Stranraer from 1 pm.

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