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Electricians picket construction sites and power stations

02 November 2011
The battle to stop building bosses tearing up contracts and slashing wages saw pickets in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottinghamshire this morning, Wednesday.

Jarrow march hits Nottingham

18 October 2011
Nottingham was a town filled with fightbacks last Saturday.

Construction workers' sites protests spread

11 October 2011
Some 150 workers gathered outside the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in Nottinghamshire last Friday morning.

Nottinghamshire Unison protests against care home sales

27 September 2011
Notts Unison members protested outside the council against the proposed sale of six elderly persons’ homes to the private sector. The Runwood organisation which has bought the homes only has to commit to keep them as homes for three years.

999 staff answer the union’s call

30 August 2011
Civilian staff at Nottinghamshire police were set to strike against job losses on Tuesday of this week.

Staff accuse Nottingham City Homes of racism

07 June 2011
Nottingham City Homes staff are accusing the company of racial discrimination after being suspended for varying lengths of time—from five months to 15 months—on full pay.

Defend lecturer Rod Thornton

17 May 2011
University of Nottingham lecturer Dr Rod Thornton has been suspended after writing a report criticising management.

Walking out wins job back

19 April 2011
A council worker in Ashfield , Nottinghamshire, has got his job back—with a little help from co-workers who walked out as his appeal was being heard.

Nottingham council workers back strikes

19 April 2011
Some 2,000 GMB union members at Nottingham City Council have voted by six to one for industrial action in an indicative ballot over pay.

Notts strikes back against Cutts’ cuts

01 March 2011
Council workers across Nottinghamshire struck on Thursday of last week—becoming the first full council workforce to walk out against Tory cuts.

Nottingham: the first council to strike against Tory cuts

22 February 2011
Some 3,700 workers at Nottinghamshire county council were set to strike on Thursday of this week—the day the Tory council votes on its savage cuts budget.

1,000-strong rally against post privatisation

22 February 2011
About 1,000 CWU union members and their supporters marched through Beeston in Nottingham on Saturday of last week (see right).

Strike at Nottinghamshire council as cuts fight steps up

22 February 2011
Council Workers in Nottinghamshire were set to be the first to walk out against the cuts this week.

Nottinghamshire council workers call strike against cuts

16 February 2011
Workers at Nottinghamshire county council are set to strike on Thursday of next week after delivering a yes vote in their ballot.

Ballots spring up against the cuts

15 February 2011
Workers at Nottinghamshire council were expected to announce a vote for strikes as Socialist Worker went to press.

Thousands of Notts council workers ballot for strikes

08 February 2011
Nottinghamshire County Council workers are being balloted for strikes against the council’s £89 million budget cuts and redundancies.

Jack Straw opens door to racism again

11 January 2011
Jack Straw lent credibility to the barrage of racism in the press when he said that the grooming of young women for sex was, "a specific problem" among Pakistani men. He made the statement after two men were jailed at Nottingham crown court after being found guilty of sexual abuse and rape.

Student occupation updates: Nottingham, Newcastle and Leeds

02 December 2010
Leeds University occupation goes into second week Some 100 students have been occupying Leeds University since Day X, Wednesday 24 November. They went in following the march by 3,000 people in the city against education cuts.

Occupations at Exeter and Nottingham universities

01 December 2010
University of Exeter Cornwall campus occupation Thirty of us are currently occupying the Lower Stannary building against the education cuts. We are refusing to pay for the crisis of the bankers and greedy politicians who are ruthlessly putting profits before people.

Anti-cuts protesters take to the streets

23 November 2010
In a sign of the growing size of the anti-cuts movement, over 1,000 people joined a march against cuts in Nottingham organised by Notts Save Our Services last Saturday.

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