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Issue 1683


  • AROUND 100 parents and children protested against the threatened closure of Rockwood Nursery in Burnley recently. The nursery is one of many under threat from a Lancashire County Council county-wide review. Parents at Rockwood Nursery have launched a petition and further protests are likely.
  • ONE HUNDRED and fifty people demonstrated in Plymouth during a visit of Tony Blair last Thursday. It was an angry lobby with a host of trade union banners and local campaign groups taking part.
  • WORKERS ARE fighting to save Spartan Redheugh steelworks, a steel rolling mill in Dunston, Gateshead. On Monday 31 January the 150 workers, who have been made redundant, protested and lobbied a creditors meeting held in Newcastle. The workers have launched a campaign to save the steel mill. They are fighting to stop 150 lives being thrown on the scrapheap.
  • Messages of support: c/o Steve Bullock, 97 Knightside Gardens, Tyne and Wear NE11 9RN.

March to save Neath Remploy

Saturday 19 February Assemble 10.30am, Neath Remploy factory gates 

Blockade Faslane nuclear base

Monday 14 February, 7am Transport details: 0141 423 1222 or

Vigil for Satpal Ram

11am-1pm, Monday 28 February, outside the Home Office, Queen Annes Gate, London SW1

Lobby the Scottish Labour Party conference. Assemble Saturday 11 march, 12 noon Regent road Edinburgh

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