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8 February 2017
The transport union RMT, its members, and many across the union movement are fuming at the proposed Southern Rail 'deal'. It was made with the leadership of the Aslef transport union and presided over by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) - they and the Tories hope it will settle the Southern Rail dispute.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
4 May 2016
Brendan Barber, former leader of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has co-authored an article with David Cameron backing the European Union (EU).
20 December 2011
The PCS Left Unity national committee has called an organising conference on Saturday 7th January in London. Speakers include: Mark Serwotka, John McDonnell MP, Mark Campbell, Kevin Courtney and Roger Bannister
20 December 2011
Hundreds of rank and file union members lobbied the TUC's Public Services Liaison Group, angry at the prospect of their leadership agreeing to a rotten deal, writes Rob Williams, NSSN
14 December 2011
A recall conference of the TUC's Public Sector Liaison Group will be convened on Monday 19th December
6 October 2011
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) issued the following statement in response to a report that TUC leader Brendan Barber is engaging in secret talks with the aim of calling off public sector strike action planned for 30th November...
11 May 2011
A Labour Research Department publication has stated that the TUC welcomed the government's confirmation that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for workers aged 21 and over will go up by 2.5%, writes Mark Evans.
15 September 2010
The TUC has committed itself to a national demonstration against youth unemployment by the end of the year...
15 September 2010
The first day of the TUC opened with reports of the congress as the main item on the breakfast news, showing footage of the National Shop Stewards Network lobby as the backdrop, writes Greg Maughan.
14 September 2010
NSSN Lobby of the Trades Union Congress in Manchester
21 July 2010
After weeks of vacillation the TUC has finally agreed NOT to call a national demo against the cuts this year, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party industrial organiser.
19 November 2008
Editorial When Tony McNulty, New Labour's minister for (un)employment was asked by the TUC if the government would consider increasing unemployment benefit because of the number of workers now losing their jobs, he said no - because it would stop people looking for jobs if it is set too high...
17 September 2008
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber declared at the TUC conference last week that "nationalisation is unpopular" at a time when even the Bush government has been forced to carry out one of the biggest nationalisations in history, writes Bill Mullins.
20 April 2006
Local government pensions battle: ON 28 MARCH over one million local government workers went on strike to defend their pensions. Now the unions involved have decided to suspend further strikes on the promise of talks with the employers. This is a tactical error...
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