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Budget protest at County Hall


On Wednesday 13th November, Notts County Unison held a protest at County Hall against the cuts being proposed at Nottinghamshire County Council.

The council reverted to Labour control in May, but this has made little difference to the austerity programme in the county which continues apace.

Notts Black Arrow: The Anarchist Federation and May Day in Nottingham

Below is our interpretation of what happened on May 5th this year and the political context in which it took place. By ‘our’ we mean that this is the agreed statement of the Nottingham group of the Anarchist Federation. We don’t claim to speak for all anarchists in Nottingham, although we stand together with them in much of our analysis below and took action alongside them, as well as non-ana…

Nottingham industrial action roundup

Today has seen the third day of strike action by teachers in Nottingham. Further strikes are planned next week as part of this campaign. This is happening at the same time as a number of local disputes are coming to a head. With national action planned by Unite members in the NHS for May 10th and the possibility of a strike by tanker drivers still on the table there appears to be a small, but very…

Public meeting about stop and search

On Friday evening, the PCS union's regional Black Members Network organised a meeting about the use of police stop and search powers in Nottingham's Irish Centre. Around 50 people attended with contributions from as far afield as London and Birmingham.

Notts workers strike for pensions


An estimated 60,000 public sector workers across Nottinghamshire went on strike on 30th November. The aim of the strike was to put pressure on the government over its plans to radically change public sector pensions. Unions claim that the proposed changes would mean that workers pay more, work longer and receive less at the end of it. Undoubtedly the strikes were also a protest against the wi…

N30: County Hall pickets report

County Hall is the HQ of Tory-run Nottinghamshire County Council, led by the appropriately named Kay Cutts. As public sector unions took action in defence of their pensions on November 30th, it was just one of the hundreds of picketed building across the country.

N30 march in Nottingham


The November 30th march in Nottingham in defence of public sector pensions was huge. It was by far and away the biggest demonstration I've ever been on in the city and it's even been suggested that it could have been the largest trade union demonstrations in Nottingham's history.

N30: What's happening?


Tomorrow (Wednesday November 30th) will see the largest industrial action in the UK for many years, perhaps the biggest since the General Strike of 1926. Inevitably there will be the usual war of words as to the effectiveness of the action, but it is already clear that this will be a significant and disruptive strike locally and nationally.

All out for N30 in Notts!


On November 30th, an array of public sector unions will strike together against government attacks on their pensions. In Nottingham there will be pickets across the city, a march and rally, a critical mass bike ride and, in the evening, a meeting opposing cuts at the BBC.

The Bigger Society Social Club was evicted on Monday but events are being carried on at the Sumac Centre. 

On the newswire…

Notts TUC: Campaign against BBC cuts in Notts

"Presenters from BBC TV and radio have joined a campaign to stop cuts local BBC services. They'll be speaking out at a public meeting later this month, which is designed to highlight the effects of the budget savings being proposed by BBC bosses...

"[A] meeting takes place at the New Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham on Wednesday 30th November at 7pm. People can also follow the camp…

Derby Telegraph: 8,000 join Bombardier demo in Derby

Report on the protest against the government's decision not to award the £1.4bn Thameslink train building contract to Derby-based Bombardier.

Save Derby Railways Rally

July 23, 2011 10:00

March from Bass' Recreation Ground - Rally at the Silk Mill Museum

Nottingham Workers Join June 30 Strike


On June 30th, members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), National Union of Teachers (NUT), Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and University and Colleges Union (UCU) took part in coordinated strike action. Strikers marched from the Forest recreation Ground into the city centre. There was also a lobby of the county council meeting in the morning and in the afternoon, Not…

All Out For June 30th!


On June 30th, members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), National Union of Teachers (NUT), Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and University and Colleges Union (UCU) will take part in coordinated strike action. This is the first major coordinated strike against the cuts and various activities are planned for the day including a march and rally.

On the newswire: Anti-cu…

Chesterfield Mayday 2011


On Monday May 2nd, Chesterfield held its annual Mayday demonstration.

Nottingham Mayday 2011


On Saturday April 30th, Nottingham celebrated International Worker's Day.

Notts TUC Newsletter


Ken Clarke to send in the troops

Rushcliffe MP and Minister for "Justice" Ken Clarke has announced plans to privatise Birmingham Prison. There are already a number of privatised prisons in the UK, but this would be the first previously public sector prison to move into the private sector.

Notts Strikes, Protests and Marches Against Cuts


Last week saw a huge array of anti-cuts actions beginning on Saturday 19th March with a UK Uncut action which saw Barclays Bank and a number of shops targetted. On Tuesday UCU members went on strike in defence of pensions. On Wednesday a protest was held in the Market Square against the budget. Thursday saw a second day of UCU strike action, this time around pay and conditions with a rally in …

Building the Anti Academies Alliance in Notts

March 08, 2011 19:00

Tuesday 8 March 7pm

Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JD

UCU Open Forum

January 26, 2011 13:00

C11, Portland Building, University of Nottingham

March for Alternatives

March 26, 2011 13:00


London. For details of coaches from Nottingham see the Notts TUC website or False Economy.

One Million Climate Jobs Now!

January 31, 2011 19:30

Friends Meeting House, St Helen’s Street, Derby DE1 3GY

Notts SOS meeting

October 25, 2010 19:30

ICC (International Community Centre), YMCA, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN

Notttingham mobilises to save services


As cuts in services begin to bite, resistance is springing up across the country and Nottingham is no exception. Locally there are a number of campaigns around a number of issues. A well attended meeting organised by the Trades Council was the catalyst for the emergence of a new anti-cuts coalition called Notts Save Our Services.

On the newswire: Notts Save Our Services is launched | Budget cuts:…

Notts Trades Council anti-cuts meeting

September 22, 2010 19:30


The Mechanics institute, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham.

Labour History Society AGM

September 18, 2010 12:30

Healdswood Community Centre Mansfield Road, Skegby, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 3EE