Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/626/9571

From The Socialist newspaper, 26 May 2010

National Shop Stewards Network conference: Time to organise against con/dem attacks

RMT protest against Tube privatisation, photo Paul Mattsson

RMT protest against Tube privatisation, photo Paul Mattsson

The fourth conference of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) is now less than a month away. It comes at a time when trade unionists in workplaces throughout the country are facing many threats to their living standards.

Kevin Parslow, assistant secretary, NSSN steering committee

The conference will have speakers from the British trade union movement, and a closing rally on the developing struggles across Europe, with speakers from Ireland, Greece and Spain.

This closing rally was added to the agenda as the conference will take place during a European week of protests called for by Joe Higgins MEP and other left MEPs who agreed with his initiative.

This important rally makes the event even more of a 'must' for all trade union activists, and also for migrant workers in Britain who have a particular interest in the Europe-wide dimension of the fight back against austerity measures.

The main conference agenda has sessions for everyone, including workshops on: young workers, migrant workers, fighting cuts and redundancies, the anti-trade union laws, and climate change.

The Tories, in the run-up to the general election, said they will break up national trade union bargaining in local authorities and the NHS. The Tory/Liberal coalition government wants to axe around 300,000 public sector jobs.

A stormy period is ahead as workers will resist these and other attacks, and the NSSN can play a very important role as a forum for discussion and mobilising support for the struggles that will break out.

The NSSN steering committee has produced leaflets to advertise the conference that can be distributed in all current workplace disputes and activities of the labour movement nationally.

We have set up a Facebook group, through which over 90 people have already signed up to attend the conference.

Regional NSSN bodies can play an important role in building the turnout to the conference and also can plan meetings afterwards to discuss current events and how the labour movement can respond. Budget day - 22 June - will be a good day for organising local NSSN protests and events that can help advertise the conference.


NSSN conference 2010

Saturday 26 June, 11am-4.30pm. South Camden Community School, Charrington Street,

London NW1 1RG (near Kings Cross/St Pancras).

To register send 5 to NSSN, PO Box 58262, London N1P 1ET, with your details, including workplace and trade union.

Encourage your trade union branch or workplace to sponsor the conference - suggested minimum 20.

For more details see www.shopstewards.net or email info@shopstewards.net

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 26 May 2010:

Millionaire ministers butcher public services

Con-Dem cuts - 'only the beginning'


National Shop Stewards Network

National Shop Stewards Network conference: Time to organise against con/dem attacks

Support BA Cabin Crew


Socialist Party news and analysis

Royal Mail not for sale

NHS cuts: The Con-Dem sting in the tail

Fast News

Sri Lanka: One year after the war

Socialist Party national committee discusses building the fightback


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS conference: Preparing for action

Local government: Where's our pay award for 2010?

Fighting university cuts

Workplace news in brief


Youth

Young people: organise to fight the cuts

Socialist Party National Youth meeting

School student socialist

'Sussex Six' result

Students must pay, say the rich

Pamphlet: Our Education Under Attack: why a mass campaign is needed


Socialist Party feature

London 2012 Olympics: A big business spectacle


International socialist news and analysis

Greece: 2,500 hear Socialist MEP Joe Higgins declare week of action

Romania: Mass protests against EU/IMF deal

Puerto Rico: Students and workers fight austerity cuts


Education

Education under attack: Con-Dem government prepares for battle

Unions must defend public services

Tory government says rich must pay less


Comment

Diane Abbott and the Labour Party leadership battle


 

Home   |   The Socialist 26 May 2010   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

National Shop Stewards Network:

triangleMixed-fleet workers show strikes get results

triangleNSSN meeting brings together workers in struggle

triangleBirmingham: NSSN Solidarity Forum

triangleFood processing workers vote for action against miserly bosses

NSSN:

triangleTUC supports Birmingham bin workers

triangleNSSN lobby of the TUC 2017: rank-and-file solidarity to smash the pay cap

triangleStrike together for better pay

triangleBack the Brum bin strikers!

Shop Stewards:

triangleObituary: Derek Robinson, car workers' leader, 1927-2017

triangleTories weak: time for the TUC to act

triangleNSSN conference: workers' action to kick out the Tories

Trade union:

triangleNew play celebrates Grunwick strike

triangleAslef members must reject poor Southern Rail offer

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

13/12/17

Woolwich

Support the Crossrail Woolwich walkout

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

6/12/17

Donald Trump

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

6/12/17

Transport

Arriva bus strikers stand firm

6/12/17

Pensions

BT pensions review - oppose the attacks on the pension schemes

6/12/17

PCS

Driving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

6/12/17

Newham

School staff strike against privatisation

6/12/17

Rail

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

6/12/17

PCS

PCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

6/12/17

North Yorkshire

Court maintains injunction against fracking protesters

6/12/17

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

6/12/17

Coventry

Coventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

6/12/17

TUSC

TUSC conference to debate 2018 elections

6/12/17

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle8 Dec Local government pay: fight for the full 5% claim

triangle6 Dec Strikers rally in Liverpool

triangle6 Dec Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

triangle5 Dec Victory at Glenfield shows people power can save our NHS

triangle5 Dec Labour council Blairites deselected

triangle30 Nov Victory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangle30 Nov Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

More ...

triangle13 Dec Caerphilly Socialist Party: Are we heading for an era of war?

triangle14 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Universal Credit - the Tories' latest assault on the poor

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2