By Kevin Parslow, Assistant Secretary, NSSN
11 September 2011 was the day the role of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) in the labour movement gained further recognition.
700 trade unionists from all over the country came to put pressure on the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to take action to defend our living standards.
They heard trade union leaders like Bob Crow and Mark Serwotka, amongst the most militant of union leaders, make fighting speeches.
Our rally in Friends Meeting House, Euston, was opened by PCS president Janice Godrich in the chair. Recognising the events on the same day marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11, she saluted all those fighting for equality and justice around the world, including in this year's revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa.
She also saluted the victims of the "other 9/11", those workers and youth slaughtered by the Chilean army in Pinochet's coup of 1973....
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