Tag: UNITE

Unite the Union reps are pleased to announce that we have won in our dispute at Medway Norse and have ensured a safe environment for staff and the local community (see ‘Refuse collection workers strike’ at socialistpartyorg.uk). Thanks to the strength of workers who stood together and the support of people who signed our petition, […]
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 […]
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 […]
We’ve had a busy week in Southampton! 100 staff and others packed into Valentine Primary School hall for a National Education Union (NEU) meeting on 20 November. Sue Atkins, Southampton Socialist Party Liz Filer, the headteacher, explained how hard it is to continue to meet the needs of her children while resisting the pressure to […]
Southampton Socialist Party The phony unity in Labour has been exposed! Blairite cutting councillors in Southampton have had their proposals to close two care homes opposed overwhelmingly by Labour Party members as well as by council unions Unite and Unison. Angry workers and residents’ families took the opportunity to voice their opposition outside the South […]
It was a spooky affair outside Prysmian Cables in Eastleigh on 31 October with workers joining the picket line dressed appropriately for Halloween. One worker jokingly said: “We’re trying to scare management back to the table”. Fittingly there was a worker dressed as a ghost alongside a mocked-up headstone with “RIP fair pay” written on […]
Keith Morrell, independent councillor, Southampton City Council Unite and Unison unions representing Southampton City Council staff have declared that they will oppose and campaign against budget cuts announced by the Labour administration. The unions have branded as “callous and shoddy” the proposed closure of two council-run residential care homes, the replacement of Sure Start staff […]
The two byelections on 9 October were a disaster for the main parties. The results reflect anger at and a rejection of austerity today and austerity tomorrow – all that is on offer from both Labour and the Con-Dems. Oxford Socialist Students Public Meeting Thursday 13th November, 7.30pm Speaker: Claire Laker-Mansfield Socialist Students National Organiser […]
For the second Monday in two weeks, striking healthworkers received huge public support for their pickets outside the Southampton General Hospital. From radiographers to midwives, porters to nurses, the message is unanimous, “enough is enough!” Southampton needs a pay rise! Southampton needs an NHS!  Public Meeting Thursday 23 Oct, 7.30pm Avenue Campus, SO17 1BF  How […]

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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