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Anti-cuts protests around Britain

Protests took place around Britain on Wednesday of last week as part of the European trade union day of action. They include:

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Around 400 protested in Dundee in a protest called by Dundee Trades Council.

Hundreds marched against cuts in Brighton. In Southend 70 people protested with delegations from the PCS, CWU and Unison unions and Keep our NHS Public.

In Manchester over 150 staff, patients and supporters protested outside Manchester’s MRI hospital.

Around 200 demonstrated against cuts in Oxford. School and college students joined the protest.

In Birmingham, Unison members and supporters carried a coffin through the streets to symbolise the death of public services.

In London, around 60 Unison members held a protest outside the GLA building. A rally was also held at the TUC’s headquarters.

Portsmouth Trades Council held a lunchtime rally with members of the Pompey Pensioners, Unite, Unison, PCS, UCU, RMT and CWU unions, and the Portsmouth Save Our Schools campaign. Around 80 people attended. There were two protests at Portsmouth schools hit by cuts to the Building Schools for the Future programme.

Around 50 workers protested through Dorchester in south west England.

And 30 Unison members joined a protest at the council offices in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Thanks to everyone who sent in reports and pictures.

For more go to Great Brussels march on European TUC Day of Action against austerity

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Tue 5 Oct 2010, 17:44 BST
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