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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cottam construction workers build a striking unity

11 March 2006
The unofficial all-out strike by construction workers at Cottam power station near Nottingham was continuing as Socialist Worker went to press.

Blair flees protest over Iraq

21 January 2006
Up to 100 demonstrators from Nottingham Student Peace Group and Nottingham Stop the War forced Tony Blair to sneak into Labour’s national policy forum meeting through the back door last Saturday.

Firefighters' paramedic dispute heats up

29 October 2005
A dispute over firefighters in Nottinghamshire being used as cut-price paramedics is escalating as the fire authority moves to make 10 percent deductions from wages of crews who refuse the new duties.

Firefighters in Nottinghamshire vote for action

01 October 2005
Nottinghamshire fire crews have voted four to one in favour of taking industrial action short of a strike over moves to force them to provide an ambulance service. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says the fire authority is trying to impose new ambulance duties without negotiation.

Reports round-up

01 October 2005
Fighting cuts at the Driving Standards Agency Workers at the Nottingham headquarters of the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) met on Monday to discuss further action in our fight against 50 job cuts.

Jobs battle at Driving Standards Agency

24 September 2005
Around 160 members of the PCS civil service workers’ union struck aginst job cuts in Nottingham on Monday. The workers at the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) headquarters are angry about plans to cut 50 posts.

Stop and search &#151; Sikh barrister is viewed as threat

06 August 2005
On Wednesday of last week I had to get a 7.25am train to Nottingham for a court case. I ran for the train, but was stopped at the barrier and told that I wasn’t able to board without a ticket.

ITV strikers channel their anger over pay

16 April 2005
Hundreds of media workers in the Bectu and Amicus unions struck between Friday and Sunday of last week at ITV. They are fighting for decent pay. Strikers picketed ITV offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Norwich, Birmingham and Nottingham.

Media round-up

09 April 2005
ITV workers’ strike set to hit flagship programmes Members of the Bectu and Amicus unions at ITV were set to strike on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week in their pay dispute. The strike involves over 700 broadcasting, production and studio staff at ITV centres in London, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Norwich, Nottingham and Birmingham.

Faith: betrayal and survival during the miners’strike

26 February 2005
I was working as a dustman for Newark and Sherwood District Council in 1984-5. We emptied bins around the pit villages of Ollerton, Rainworth, Blidworth and Calverton in Nottinghamshire.

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