Tag: trade unions

P&O Ferries has announced plans to cut 734 jobs in Dover and 122 jobs in Hull after it reported a severe downturn in demand. The cuts, affecting more than a quarter of the group’s workforce, come after the firm’s owner, the Dubai-based DP World, had been seeking about £150 million in UK government aid. It […]
A £10 billion financial black hole faces councils, according to a Labour Party report. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a big rise in the demands on social care – for which local authorities are responsible. This, a decade of unchallenged austerity, and a big drop in revenue have created a perfect storm. To avoid whole […]
Trade union activists from across the south of England came together for a Socialist Party meeting on Zoom on 18 April. Members of the Fire Brigades Union, RMT transport union, PCS civil servants’ union, public sector union Unison and general union Unite were among the reps attending, from the health service, social care, and from […]
While the government gives reassurances to the public that ‘we are all in this together’ and they will do ‘whatever it takes’, bosses are doing whatever it takes to protect their profits. Go Ahead South Coast bus company run a network of National Express coaches. Workers were met by managers as they turned up for […]
Defend all council jobs and services How can we build a fighting, democratic UNISON branch in Southampton? Public Meeting Monday 11 March 7.30pm Stop All Council Cuts Speaker: Sue Atkins, Coxford Bi-Election Candidate for Socialist Alternative – Putting People First Lordshill Community Centre,Cromarty Road, Southampton SO16 8LX Southampton and District UNISON members will be shocked and angered at the […]
Workers on South Western Railway are striking for five days from 23 to 27 October against management plans to remove the safety-critical role of the guard. Bosses refuse to engage in serious talks with transport union RMT to reach agreement in the long-running dispute over ‘driver-only operation’ (DOO). The Socialist Party is taking part in […]
Paul Couchman, Surrey Unison branch secretary (personal capacity) and Socialist Party member In one of the best local demos for many years, Surrey County Unison members turned out, alongside their sisters and brothers from across the South East region, to protest in the constituency of Philip Hammond MP. The rally was symbolically held at the […]
Socialist Party Congress 2017 reports The Socialist Party‘s national congress 2017 took place in London from 11 to 13 March, attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests. Delegates attended from local branches across the Southern Region, Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Bracknell, IOW, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, […]

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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