Month: November 2019

Over 100 parents, children, trade unionists and other supporters from the local community were on the picket line outside Moulsecoomb Primary School, Brighton on 21 November. Bill North, Brighton Socialist Party Members of the NEU and GMB unions had voted to take strike action as part of the campaign against plans to force the school […]
On the eve of a month-long walkout by train crews on South Western Railway, Geoff Kite, SWR guard and RMT transport union executive council member, addressed a recent Southampton Socialist Party ‘Tories out’ election rally. The RMT is resisting attempts by SWR to axe the vital safety-critical role of train guards and move to driver-only […]
Nick Chaffey, Socialist Party national committee Tory austerity has meant a decade of attacks on the working class. Nowhere has this been felt more sharply than local councils. As the 12 December general election approaches, a bold call by Jeremy Corbyn for Labour councils to immediately halt council cuts would show the possible difference a […]
Academic staff in the University and College Union (UCU) are striking at 60 universities for eight days until 4 December.  If the university bosses don’t immediately back down, the pressure needs to be kept up, with more strike action in the New Year. And university UCU branches that didn’t meet the Tory’s anti-democratic 50% threshold […]
Frimley NHS Trust: Strikers remain determined to defeat privatisation Terry Pearce, chair, Bracknell Unite (personal capacity) Members of Unite and GMB trade unions, along with community supporters, were out on strike at Heatherwood Hospital near Bracknell (part of the Frimley NHS Foundation Trust) on 18 and 19 November. The health workers had walked out over […]
I’m 90 and still a socialist – Blair chased me out of Labour Roger Priest, Aylesbury Socialist Party I’m coming up to 90 and have been a socialist since 18. I became an active socialist in the labour movement in the East End of London before moving to Buckinghamshire after the war. I was active […]
RMT union members at SWR to walk out in December Guards and drivers on South West Railway (SWR) will be taking an unprecedented 27-days of strike action in December in order to retain safety-critical guards on SWR trains. The RMT union is incensed that the private rail operator refuses to acknowledge this safety role, but […]
Health workers walkout against privatisation Terry Pearce, chair, Bracknell Unite (personal capacity) Facilities staff at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals in Berkshire, and at Frimley Park in Surrey (members of Unite, Unison and GMB trade unions) will strike on 18 and 19 November, in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the National Health […]

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

https://shopstewards.net/2022/01/nssn-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.
#Solidarity

2022 and Council Cuts continue
Defend public services
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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