NSSN Anti-Cuts Campaign
We face the biggest onslaught on our
public services since the 1920s as the representatives of the bosses
in the form of the Tory-Liberal coalition government try and make us
pay for a crisis caused by their class. Fighting against the cuts is
the biggest and most pressing challenge facing working class people in
The National Shop Stewards Network
launched its Anti-Cuts Campaign on Saturday 22 January 2011 to help
bring trade unionists and community campaigners together to fight to
save all jobs and services.
600 shop stewards/workplace reps, community campaigners and students
debated the proposal to launch the campaign. After a full discussion,
the trade union delegates at the Conference voted to launch the
anti-cuts campaign by 305 votes to 89. An Anti-Cuts Campaign committee
was elected to help organise the work; you can see details of those
elected to this committee below.
Our NSSN campaign has been launched on a clear 'Oppose ALL cuts'
platform and therefore calls on Labour councils to refuse to implement
the cuts. We will organise protests and support industrial action
against them if they vote to pass the attacks onto workers’ jobs and
services, as well as campaigning against the vicious attacks of the
Anti-Cuts Campaign Committee
TRADE UNION SECTION
is a train driver
President of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT). He was an
active campaigner against Thatcher’s poll tax and has taken part in
many trade union campaigns for rights at work and against
privatisation, outsourcing and cuts to public services.
was the Unite convenor at the Linamar (ex-Ford/Visteon) car plant in
Swansea, was sacked in 2009, then reinstated after his members voted
to strike, now made redundant Dec 2010. He is Vice-chair of the NSSN
and convenor of the NSSN Anti-Cuts Campaign.
Glenn Kelly is an
staff rep for 4,000 council workers in Bromley. Unison unlawfully
banned him from the union's National Executive.
has been Lewisham NUT Divisional Secretary since 1993 and was
elected to the NUT National Executive in 2010. He is also editor of
the 'Classroom Teacher' newsletter and Convenor of Socialist Party
Ben Sprung is a fire-fighter at Kentish Town and London Regional Organiser
for the FBU.
Katrine Williams has been a PCS activist for 18 years, currently PCS Wales Chair
and PCS DWP Group Vice President, and also chair Cardiff against the
Toby Abse is a History Lecture at Goldsmiths UCU rep. He stood as a
candidate in May 2010 council elections for Lewisham People Before
Profit and is an active member of Lewisham Anti-Cuts Alliance.
Cllr Dave Nellist
was elected to Coventry Council in 1998. Previously a Labour MP, he is
now member of the Socialist Party, chair of a Unite branch & acting
chair of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.
Terry Pearce is Chair of Bracknell Defend Our Community Services, Chair of
Bracknell UNITE, a member of the National Pensioners Convention and is
on the Regional Committee and Chair of Bracknell Forest Over 50 Forum.
He is also an Officer of the Campaign for a New Workers Party.
Shail is a
'Warwick Uni Against the Cuts' and 'Coventry against the cuts'.
Coventry Youth fight for jobs/education organiser and Member of CWU
is a library assistant,
Joint-Campaigns Officer in Unison
and Joint-convenor for libraries. She is also Co-ordinator of Waltham
Forest Ant-Cuts Union.
Ex-Officio from NSSN
is secretary NSSN, a Teacher, on the Waltham Forest NUT EC and was
elected to NUT National Executive 1998-2008.
Pro-Tem Members can be co-opted as and when necessary.