NSSN conference 2022: Why I’m going

Len Hockey, secretary Unite Barts health

The richest of the rich have grown their wealth to such an extent that the top 250 entrants on this year’s Sunday Times rich list now hold as much wealth as the top 1,000 did in 2017.

This obscene level of wealth accumulation underlines the years of inaction from national trade union leaderships, and their failure to mount national action to stop the plundering of our living standards by the elite and their politicians.

The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference, coming soon after the TUC demo on 18 June, provides a national focal point to rally together ordinary grassroots worker militants, like the victorious Unite Barts strikers.

The NSSN can act to build up a mighty pressure, including on the left union leaders, to organise coordinated strike action across services and industries, to defeat this weak, split government of the rich. I will be attending to help make that happen!

NSSN conference 2022:

  • Saturday 2 July 11am-4.30pm
  • Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
  • Speakers include Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary; Steve Gillan, POA general secretary and a Coventry bin striker