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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

UCU on strike at Nottingham Trent over derecognition

21 October 2008
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at Nottingham Trent university struck on Tuesday of this week in protest at management threats to derecognise their union.

Nottingham Trent University union derecognition battle

07 October 2008
Up to 300 people attended a lobby called by Nottingham Trent University UCU union branch on Monday of this week. They were demanding that management’s threat to derecognise the lecturers’ union is lifted.

Unite NHS day of action

22 July 2008
Members of the Unite union working in the NHS organised a national day of action over the three-year below-inflation pay deal imposed on health workers. Union members in London, Brighton, Norwich, Liverpool, Manchester, Nuneaton, Leeds, Poole, Belfast and Nottingham all held protests.

Nottingham Trent University to end union recognition agreement

16 July 2008
Members of the UCU lecturers’ union at Nottingham Trent University are angry at management’s announcement that they are giving three months notice to end the current recognition agreement.

RMT conference threatens pensions strike

01 July 2008
The annual conference of the RMT transport workers’ union in Nottingham closed on Wednesday of last week.

RMT conference

24 June 2008
Delegates were meeting at the RMT rail workers conference in Nottingham this week to discuss many crucial issues for the union.

Nottingham ‘terror arrests’: ‘The clampdown is about trying to depoliticise us’

03 June 2008
The harrowing story of Rizwaan Sabir – a postgraduate student studying terrorism who was arrested for downloading an Al Qaida training manual – is testimony to the Islamaphobia that has been whipped up by politicians and the media.

Nottingham student arrested over research on Al Qaida

27 May 2008
There is growing outrage over the arrest of Nottingham university student Rizwaan Sabir and staff member Hicham Yezza.

Ashfield council workers protest at new budget

04 March 2008
Over 40 Unison union members again turned out in force on Thursday of last week to lobby Ashfield council in Nottinghamshire over job and service cuts that will result from the council’s new budget.

Protest at Nottinghamshire council cuts

11 December 2007
Over 200 angry council workers held a protest against Nottinghamshire County Council’s pay cuts last week.

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