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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.

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).

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.

Nottinghamshire rallies against Tory Sue Cutts’s cuts

26 October 2010
Around 1,000 people joined a loud, angry and vibrant demonstration outside Tory-run Nottinghamshire County Council on Thursday of last week against cuts.

1,000 protest against cuts in Nottingham

19 October 2010
On Monday night more than 1,000 teaching assistants, teachers and workers protested in Nottingham Market Square against Tory cuts.

Kurd kills himself over asylum case

03 August 2010
An Iraqi Kurd jumped to his death in Nottingham after hearing that he had been denied legal aid to fight his asylum case.

Leeds and Nottingham teachers strike against bullying

27 July 2010
Teachers at Farnley Park Mathematics and Computing College in Leeds, West Yorkshire, struck on Wednesday of last week over bullying. The strike involved members of all three unions at the school – the NUT, NASUWT and ATL.

200 people protest at Nottingham council cuts

02 March 2010
Some 200 people gathered outside Nottingham’s County Hall last Thursday to protest against huge budget cuts.

Wildcat safety walkout at plant

16 February 2010
Hundreds of construction workers struck, protested and blocked roads around the Staythorpe power station site in Nottinghamshire on Tuesday.

Fighting the racist EDL in Nottingham and Harrow

08 December 2009
Seven hundred anti-racists and anti-fascists stopped the Nazi thugs of the English Defence League (EDL) from marching through Nottingham city centre last Saturday.

Stop racist EDL marches in Nottingham and Harrow

01 December 2009
Anti-fascist campaigners in Nottingham and Harrow are preparing to counter two demonstrations by the racist thugs of the English Defence League (EDL).

400 rally against local government cuts

10 November 2009
There was an angry lobby by 400 Nottinghamshire county council workers at lunchtime on Thursday of last week.

Walkout at Crown Aerosols

20 October 2009
All 260 workers at Crown Aerosols in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, walked out on unofficial strike on Monday in support of suspended print union steward Andy Kirk.

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