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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.

Police attack climate swoop at Ratcliffe on Soar

20 October 2009
Over 1,000 climate change protesters gathered at Ratcliffe on Soar power station in Nottinghamshire last Saturday to protest against the continuing use of coal power stations.

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.

Nottingham tram workers strike over pay

28 July 2009
"They’re trying to bust the union!" This was the rallying cry from Nottingham tram workers on a picket line outside their depot on Monday morning explaining their action.

Construction sites that took solidarity action in support of Lindsey

30 June 2009
Fiddlers Ferry, Cheshire Aberthaw, West Wales Boc, South Humberside South Hook, West Wales Dragon, West Wales Drax, North Yorkshire Ferry Bridge, North Yorkshire Eggborough, North Yorkshire BP Saltend, East Yorkshire Staythorpe, Nottinghamshire West Burton, Nottinghamshire Ratcliffe, Nottinghamshire Stanlow, Cheshire Cottam, Nottinghamshire Didcot, Oxfordshire ICI Wilton, Teesside Mossmarton, East Lothian Hinkley Point, Somerset Sellafield, Cumbria BP Dimlington, East Yorkshire Isle of Grain, Kent

Nottingham arrests threaten right to protest

14 April 2009
Some 20 police vans descended on a school in Nottingham in the early hours of Monday morning to arrest 114 people.

Where now for construction jobs dispute?

10 March 2009
Workers were set to protest on Wednesday of this week at the Staythorpe construction site near Newark in Nottinghamshire and the Isle of Grain site in Kent. The ongoing campaign has targeted Spanish subcontractors at the Alstom company.

British authorities step up their vendetta against Hicham Yezza - by jailing him

10 March 2009
Hicham Yezza, the Nottingham university administrator who was falsely accused of terrorism for printing off an "Al Qaida" document, has been jailed for nine months for immigration irregularities.

Miners’ Strike timeline

10 March 2009
1984 1 MarchNational Coal Board (NCB) announces closure of Cortonwood pit in Yorkshire – miners at the pit walk out6 MarchScottish and Yorkshire areas of the NUM make strike official12 MarchHalf the country’s miners are on strike – this rises to over 80 percent over the course of the strike15 MarchDavid Jones, miner aged 23, killed while picketing in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire29 MarchTransport unions ban the movement of coal19 AprilNUM special conference ratifies strike action

Construction protests continue

03 March 2009
Protests are continuing at the Staythorpe construction site near Newark in Nottinghamshire and the Isle of Grain site in Kent.

Council round-up

10 February 2009
Nottingham Nottingham city council has deferred a decision to axe hundreds of jobs after protests by workers. Over 200 Unison, GMB and Unite union members rallied in the city as councillors were due to discuss plans to slash up to 800 jobs.

Lecturers’ union wins recognition at Nottingham Trent

09 December 2008
The UCU lecturers’ union at Nottingham Trent university has won a new union recognition agreement after three months of struggle.

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