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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 June 2019

Strike together to kick out the Tories!

NSSN rally Sept 2018, photo Mary Finch

NSSN rally Sept 2018, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

Rob Williams, chair, National Shop Stewards Network

This year's National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference takes place as the Tory crisis reaches a new stage with the resignation of Theresa May. But no Tory prime minister will act in the interests of workers.

We need a general election to get rid of them all, their vicious austerity and anti-union laws. And the labour and trade union movement must mobilise to fight for it.

We call on activists to join the biggest annual gathering of rank-and-file trade unionists. It is open to everyone in the labour and trade union and anti-cuts movements.

Hear from some of the biggest union struggles, some of which have achieved important and inspirational victories, such as the Glasgow equal pay strikers and the Birmingham bin and homecare workers.

We're delighted to give a platform to the Swindon Honda shop stewards, who are fighting to save their plant from closure. There will also be militant union leaders addressing conference.

There are both challenges and victories in our movement that will be discussed. We give our full support and solidarity to the thousands of steelworkers who are facing the catastrophic threat of insolvency.

As with the Honda workers, we call for British Steel to be nationalised to save jobs and communities. The U-turn by the government over probation privatisation shows that workers can win.

Many workers continue to be in dispute every week and we continue to build solidarity for them. Victories show that when workers fight they can win and if all these struggles are coordinated we can beat the bosses, kick out the Tories and end austerity.

The NSSN was initiated by the RMT and its former general secretary the late Bob Crow in 2006. Ten national trade unions now officially support our campaigning work, as well as many union branches, shop stewards committees and trade union councils.

The NSSN's annual conference is where hundreds of trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners come together to discuss and debate how we take the fight forward in workplaces and share experiences on how the bosses can be pushed back.

Come and join the fightback.


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In The Socialist 5 June 2019:


What we think

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News

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Reverse the GP cuts

Theresa May admits tuition fees system is broken - but plans new attacks on students

Laughable research denies low-pay scandal

Them & Us


Tiananmen square

The Tiananmen Square massacre - 30 years on


Workplace news

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Nationalise the threatened Glasgow 'Caley' railway depot

Welsh train fleet workers' victory

Fighting to stop school meals privatisation

UCU conference 2019: Preparing for struggle

Sexual harassment of LGBT+ workers shows need for unions to fight

Universal Credit workers' strike


International socialist news and analysis

India: Modi victory underlines need for real socialist fightback

Counter-revolution in Sudan


Nineteen Eighty-Four

70 years since the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four: "But if there was hope, it lay in the proles"


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

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Worcester libraries campaign victory

South Yorkshire: No to fire service cuts!

Protesters condemn Tory candidate

Step forward for campaign to reverse mobility pass cuts in Nottingham

LS26 campaign lobbies council to save their homes

Neglected Newham tenants demand action

Protest against Send education funding cuts


 

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