In The Unions

Socialist Party members help to build several trade union branches around the city. We always visit picket lines and protests to give support and discuss the way forward with workers fighting back.

We also work to build the National Shop Stewards Network, (NSSN)a body for the best and most active trade unionists to share experiences, build solidarity and co-ordinate action.

Come To The Lobby Of The TUC!

Sunday 10th September, Brighton

The NSSN is again organising a rally at TUC Congress to fight for a strategy to take on the Tories and the employers. At the end of 2011, 2 million public sector workers went on strike together to defend their pensions. It shook Cameron and the Tories but they were let off the hook by conservative union leaders and the cuts offensive stepped up a gear. We have to organise to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself in 2017.

The General Election result has shocked the Tories and the media but it has confirmed that we’ve had enough of brutal cuts. Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto gave workers the opportunity to express their anger.

A real bold campaign is the best way to overcome the higher voting thresholds in the new Tory Trade Union Act. Although ultimately we can’t allow undemocratic anti-union laws to stop our members defeating pay poverty that has seen nurses and other public sector workers forced to go to foodbanks – particularly from a government that couldn’t win a majority!

Let’s finish off the Tories, their pay cap and the rest of their austerity!

Confirmed speakers include: Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Len McCluskey Unite General Secretary, Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary, Steve Gillan POA General Secretary, Ronnie Draper BFAWU General Secretary, Sean Hoyle RMT President.

We’ll be travelling down from Birmingham with striking Bin Workers on the free coach organised by Unite – call/text 07941003037 for more info



The National Shop Stewards Network is supported by:

National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport WorkersPublic and Commercial Services UnionCommunication Workers UnionNational Union of MineworkersPOA: The Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric WorkersNational Union of JournalistsBakers, Food and Allied Workers Union


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