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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.

Postal workers' strike: picket line reports from around the country

05 October 2007
<a href="#cam">Cambridge</a> | <a href="#car">Cardiff</a> | <a href="#cor">Cornwall</a> | <a href="#cov">Coventry</a> | <a href="#edi">Edinburgh</a> | <a href="#gla">Glasgow</a> | <a href="#liv">Liverpool</a> | <a href="#lon">London</a> | <a href="#lut">Luton</a> | <a href="#man">Manchester</a> | <a href="#not">Nottingham</a> | <a href="#pre">Preston</a>

Jesse Jackson visit

28 August 2007
Hundreds of people attended US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson’s final meeting of the day in Nottingham on Friday of last week.

Postal workers round-up

10 March 2007
Beeston Postal workers at the Beeston mail centre in Nottingham walked out spontaneously and unofficially last week.

Postal workers to strike over changes in work practices

11 November 2006
Postal workers in Newark, Nottinghamshire, and Manvers, South Yorkshire were to strike for 24 hours this week over changes in work practices without consultation.

Postal workers strike ballot

12 August 2006
Postal workers, members of the CWU union at Essex, London and Nottingham distribution centres are being balloted on whether to strike in a dispute over working practices.

Nottingham bus strikes drive up the offer

17 June 2006
After a third solid one-day strike last Saturday bus drivers at Nottingham City Transport (NCT) have suspended their action so that management’s latest offer can be put to a ballot of all 830 drivers.

Nottingham city transport bus workers

10 June 2006
Nottingham city transport bus drivers struck for a second consecutive Saturday last week.

Problems with Cottam Power station deal

25 March 2006
Construction workers at Cottam power station near Nottingham were discussing a deal about returning to work as Socialist Worker went to press.

Geoff Hoon faces workers’ wrath

25 March 2006
It's not often that trade unionists get a chance to make their points about pensions directly to government ministers. But it happened recently in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Cottam power station deal is rejected by determined strikers

18 March 2006
The unofficial strike by around 50 construction workers at Cottam power station near Nottingham against the exploitation of migrant workers was set to enter its third week after workers rejected a new offer from management.

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