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200 people protest at Nottingham council cuts

by Martin Sleath
Issue No. 2191

The council protest

The council protest

Some 200 people gathered outside Nottingham’s County Hall last Thursday to protest against huge budget cuts.

Nottingham council is planning to cut 1,500 jobs in a move that will destroy local services.

The protesters included delegations from homes for the elderly that are threatened with privatisation by the Tory council.

The rally was enthused by speeches from service users, their relatives and workers.

Kay Cutts, the Tory council leader pushing through the attacks, tried to speak to the crowd—but was roundly jeered and heckled.

The GMB and Unison unions are balloting for industrial action short of strikes. Action is planned towards the end of the month.

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Tue 2 Mar 2010, 18:07 GMT
Issue No. 2191
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