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Image 4 events in Nottingham - anti-fascism in 1930s Spain and rededication of Interna
30-06-2010 10:22 | 7 comment(s)

Video Budget protest: Nottingham
23-06-2010 21:59 | 3 comment(s)

Text Bombs made in fareham and Derbyshire used to supress dissent in Greece
09-05-2010 19:24 | 6 comment(s)

Generic media Mayday edition of the Nottingham Sparrow
03-05-2010 20:25

Video Chesterfield Mayday 2010
03-05-2010 15:44 | 1 comment(s)

Video Nottingham Mayday 2010
02-05-2010 10:48 | 7 comment(s)

Text Nottingham Free School's May Day Discussion
30-04-2010 09:39

Image May Day Discussion
18-04-2010 07:31 | 1 comment(s)

Image Stop the cuts public meeting: 12th April
28-03-2010 20:07 | 1 comment(s)

Image Notts County Unison: Interview
24-03-2010 19:41

Text Nottingham AF present: Freedom to Organise! Thursday 25th March
21-03-2010 16:52 | 2 comment(s)

Text Protest against cuts at city council
08-03-2010 19:09

Image PCS strike March 8/9
07-03-2010 13:44 | 3 comment(s)

Text Nottingham Freemen Unlawfully Arrested
28-02-2010 09:57 | 6 comment(s)

Image County Hall budget protest: Report
26-02-2010 21:26 | 1 comment(s)

Image Demo against council cuts: Thursday 25th
22-02-2010 18:16 | 3 comment(s)

Text Staythorpe workers wildcat... Again.
19-02-2010 19:18 | 1 comment(s)

Text Selina Adda did not fly yesterday
28-01-2010 10:25

Image Sanctuary for the Adda Family
25-01-2010 16:12

Text The Anarchist / Indymedia reaction to the EDL is not working
24-01-2010 11:41 | 27 comment(s)

Image Photos Of EDL
12-12-2009 18:26 | 7 comment(s)

Text Meeting: The economic crisis and the threat from the right
05-12-2009 19:23 | 2 comment(s)

Text Weatherspoons warned not to host EDL
04-12-2009 20:55 | 3 comment(s)

Text Weatherspoons Advised dont hold EDL demo in Notts!
04-12-2009 12:17 | 2 comment(s)

Image Christmas Appeal - Spare some coppers for a Copper
02-12-2009 17:23 | 6 comment(s)

Image Notts council workers rally for jobs
07-11-2009 16:02

Image Notts IWW members leaflet local Job Centre in solidarity with postal workers
31-10-2009 00:25 | 4 comment(s)

Image Nottingham Claimants Action website has moved
20-10-2009 21:48 | 2 comment(s)

Image Protest against the BNP Event in Codnor, Derbyshire : Police Action
24-08-2009 16:29 | 7 comment(s)

Image Demonstration against the BNP Event in Codnor, Derbyshire 2
21-08-2009 16:13

Image Demonstration against the BNP Event in Codnor, Derbyshire 1
21-08-2009 16:07

Image Nottingham Vestas Solidarity Rally in Market Square
12-08-2009 22:59 | 2 comment(s)

Image Solidarity Rally in Support of Vestas Workers - Wednesday 10th August
10-08-2009 21:54 | 2 comment(s)

Image Anti BNP Rally - Lincoln
12-07-2009 10:10

Image Stop the BNP's 'Festival' of Hate
30-06-2009 21:08 | 2 comment(s)

Text Lindsey wildcat strikers offered reinstatement!
26-06-2009 09:02

Text 150 Staythorpe workers on strike
23-06-2009 16:44

Text 900 Workers Sacked - 150 Protest @ Ratcliffe Upon Soar
19-06-2009 08:52 | 1 comment(s)

Text A new wave of wildcat strikes hits Notts
18-06-2009 10:13 | 10 comment(s)

Image Nottingham's Annual MayDay March and Rally 2 : Event
10-05-2009 23:38

Image Nottingham's Annual MayDay March and Rally 1 : Parade
10-05-2009 23:26 | 3 comment(s)

Image Chesterfield Mayday Photos
04-05-2009 15:33 | 1 comment(s)

Image 'Cut Waste Not Jobs' Posters
16-04-2009 11:49

Generic media May Day 2009 in Nottingham (Sat May 2nd, Brewhouse Yard)
22-03-2009 17:20

Image Council workers protest job cuts
12-03-2009 22:05

Image Nottingham City Council job cuts demo
12-03-2009 19:59

Text City Council cuts will damage your community services
06-03-2009 22:18

Text Staythorpe Power Station Demonstration‏
25-02-2009 11:41 | 2 comment(s)

Image Staythorpe walkout
05-02-2009 20:38 | 2 comment(s)

Image City council job cuts protest: Interview
04-02-2009 17:09 | 1 comment(s)

Text Wildcat strikes in Newark
03-02-2009 18:10 | 3 comment(s)

Text Around the Campaigns Monday 26th January 2009
26-01-2009 12:38

Image Sparrows' Nest Anarchist Library & Archive, St Anns : opening event
08-12-2008 01:33 | 1 comment(s)

Text Nottingham Trent University backs down in dispute
07-12-2008 21:44

Generic media Second Attempt to Remove Mustafa
27-11-2008 06:52

Generic media Don't separate Victor from Monica & Denise
07-11-2008 08:22

Text CSSGJ Seminar Series presents What is Global Ethics?
23-10-2008 08:41

Image Workers on strike at Nottingham Trent University
22-10-2008 07:15 | 1 comment(s)

Image Around the Campaigns Monday 20th October 2008
20-10-2008 07:33

Image Jane Mary Mutetsi Detained again / second attempt to remove
14-10-2008 05:16

Text Civilians Still in City Libraries
13-10-2008 22:57 | 2 comment(s)

Text CSSGJ Seminar Series - Roundtable on European Social Forum in Malmo
13-10-2008 11:41

Text Around the Campaigns Monday 13th October 2008
13-10-2008 05:08

Text Around the Campaigns Friday 10th October 2008
10-10-2008 07:01

Image Demo by University & College Union, derecognised at Nottingham Trent University
07-10-2008 01:19 | 2 comment(s)

Generic media Mustafa Belongs to Nottingham
03-10-2008 12:21

Text UCU members vote for industrial action at Nottingham Trent University
02-10-2008 19:23 | 3 comment(s)

Image Sanctuary for Brian, Chelsea & Selina
01-10-2008 07:27

Text Letters from Milwaukee. A new show from Riseup Radio.
18-09-2008 10:11

Text UCU to ballot on strike action at Nottingham Trent University
11-09-2008 19:15

Image ska pfhunk reggea&chillout against fascism 9th august in the city that Rockx
03-08-2008 13:09 | 6 comment(s)

Image Local Government Strike: Day Two
18-07-2008 16:35

Video Local Government Strike: Day One
16-07-2008 16:08 | 3 comment(s)

Image Council workers to strike over pay
05-07-2008 14:17 | 1 comment(s)

Text Whats Ken Clarke MP&"democratic representative doing at private Bilderberg 2008?
07-06-2008 16:42 | 2 comment(s)

Image It is OUR square and it is OUR right to protest in it whenever we want
01-06-2008 10:52 | 2 comment(s)

Text IWW flyer-posterNottm2008
06-05-2008 11:42 | 8 comment(s)

Image Nottingham MayDay 2 Pictures - Parade
04-05-2008 16:31

Image Nottingham MayDay 1 Pictures - Event
04-05-2008 16:27 | 1 comment(s)

Image Mayday march and rally in Nottingham
04-05-2008 16:16 | 1 comment(s)

Image Nottingham Celebrates Mayday with Moazzam Begg
02-05-2008 18:48 | 2 comment(s)

Image Photos of April 24 Strike in Nottingham
24-04-2008 15:00 | 5 comment(s)

Image Strike to close one third of Nottingham schools
22-04-2008 16:54

Image Interview with NUT activist
16-04-2008 18:43 | 2 comment(s)

Text Leicester College boss tries to intimidateIWW & proves how much he sucks
14-04-2008 21:50 | 2 comment(s)

Text Rail conductors balloted on strike
12-04-2008 16:00

Generic media Nottingham MayDay 2008 - public meeting & march/rally
06-04-2008 17:43 | 1 comment(s)

Text Boycott Pizza Express
26-03-2008 15:16 | 5 comment(s)

Text Save Leicester Adult Education College
22-03-2008 15:40 | 3 comment(s)

Image Notts Peoples post offices still fighting despite cutbacks & government spite
20-03-2008 10:32 | 2 comment(s)

Text Nottingham MayDay Celebrations 2008.
19-03-2008 23:51 | 10 comment(s)

Text Nottingham Library Assistant Speaks Out About Uniforms And Bully Tactics
11-03-2008 14:37 | 11 comment(s)

Image Instant Muscle 'workfare' Job Centre contractor goes bust
06-03-2008 16:34 | 9 comment(s)

Text Nottingham Library workers still resisting uniforms
26-02-2008 16:50 | 2 comment(s)

Text Council workers complain about union sellout
14-02-2008 19:14 | 2 comment(s)

Generic media "Supersize My Pay" - No Sweat Public Meeting
23-01-2008 11:41 | 1 comment(s)

Text Public Meeting: Iran, the Islamic Regime and War
18-01-2008 20:34

Text Derby Nurses Claim To Be Too Busy To Meet Union Over Pay Cuts
01-01-2008 13:52

Image Local artist starts Boycott Tesco Christmas Campaign
17-12-2007 14:23

Image Jane Mary Mutetsi belongs to Nottingham
17-12-2007 13:52 | 1 comment(s)

Text How eco are Ecotown built by opencast mining companies?
23-11-2007 13:19

Text Telling Starbucks to 'Buck off' at Nottingham Uni.
12-11-2007 10:01

Text Starbucks - national day of action, 18th August
15-08-2007 15:57

Image ASDA Hyson Green Expansion
05-06-2007 09:28 | 3 comment(s)

Text Nottingham NHS Campaign, Public Meeting
12-05-2007 14:11

Image Nottingham Mayday 2 Parade Pictures
06-05-2007 00:54

Image Nottingham Mayday 1 Event Pictures
06-05-2007 00:44 | 1 comment(s)

Text Chesterfield Mayday
01-05-2007 19:17

Image 'Rebel' bulletin - The Nottingham Sparrow - May 2007 - no.2
23-04-2007 10:26 | 6 comment(s)

Generic media May 5th: Mayday 2007
15-04-2007 13:02

Text Stagecoach: Take customers money & their health!!!!!!!!!!
06-04-2007 19:21 | 1 comment(s)

Image Hewitt To Get Taste Of Hospital Life
07-03-2007 22:48

Text No Sweat Public meeting, Oaxaca, Solidarity and Workers Struggle
30-01-2007 13:15

Text Keep Our NHS Public - meeting
07-01-2007 18:05 | 1 comment(s)

Text NHS Campaign Organising Meeting
11-12-2006 20:54 | 1 comment(s)

Text Public Meetings: Reports from the Revolution in Nepal
17-11-2006 12:08

Text Leicester: IWW Film Night - Nov. 28
08-11-2006 16:59 | 2 comment(s)

Text Iraq: Spiralling to Civil War? Discussion and Film Showing
26-10-2006 08:47

Text Clean Clothes Campaign Organiser to speak at Nottingham University
17-10-2006 18:27 | 2 comment(s)

Generic media US activist Michael Albert talks at Nottingham University, 16th Oct.
04-10-2006 12:14

Nottinghamshire Workers' Movements Newswire Archive >>

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Mayday celebrations across the East Midlands

04-05-2010 17:06 | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

Mayday, International Workers' Day, fell on a Saturday this year, and was celebrated in Nottingham by a march from Victoria Park to Speakers' Corner in the centre of town and back. It was followed by a rally with speakers from local campaigns and music and dance. The theme of this year's event was fighting against the public sector cuts that all of the major parties are planning to bail the country out of the recession. It was attended by over 100 trade unionists, socialists, anarchists and environmentalists.

There was also a rally at Derby Silk Mill on the Saturday, attended by hundreds of trade unionists. The region's biggest Mayday celebrations were held in Chesterfield on bank holiday Monday.

In the run up to Mayday, Nottingham Free School held a discussion on the issues surrounding Mayday, such as the gendered nature of work, critiques of paid work and the workplace as a site of resistance to capitalism. These discussion events are set to continue.

Newswire: Mayday edition of the Nottingham Sparrow | Notts Indypendent: New Nottingham community newsletter | Chesterfield Mayday 2010 | Nottingham Mayday 2010 | Nottingham Free School's May Day Discussion | The Future Of Protest In Nottingham : Whose streets? Our streets!

Previous feature: Whose streets? Our streets?

Previous Mayday coverage: 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003

Links: Chesterfield Mayday | Wikipedia on International Workers' Day

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Whose streets? Our streets?

27-04-2010 12:42 | Repression | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

Mayday, 1st May, is a day of anti-capitalist workers' struggle. Traditionally, Nottingham's contribution has been a march through the town centre and a rally of anti-capitalist campaigns and agitators. For the past few years, this gathering has taken place in Brewhouse Yard near Nottingham castle. However, this year the City Council have been putting all manner of obstacles in the organisers' way.

Permission for a rally in Brewhouse Yard was refused because "there were going to be Robin Hood activities in other places"! Permission was finally granted for the rally in Victoria Park on the St Ann's end of town but only subject to restrictive conditions such as displaying the Council logo on all publicity, displaying Council banners and was subject to a charge... all for using a 'public' park. In addition, organisers are having to pay to get roads closed for the march.

All of this has led one of the organisers to question whether the streets and public spaces of Nottingham really do belong to the people or are just an extension of the City Council's private fiefdom. These restrictions have very serious impacts on people's freedom to protest and assemble, as demonstrated by recent police crackdowns on festivals, such as the Strawberry Fair in Cambridge.

MayDay rally and march from 11am, Victoria Park, Bath Street.

Newswire: The Future Of Protest In Nottingham : Whose streets? Our streets! | May Day Discussion | MayDay 2010 in Nottingham : Fight Back | Strawberry Fayre Fight Back! | Police Stop Strawberry Fair

Previous features: Mayday! In The East Midlands | Our Square Isn't It?

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Action against cuts in Nottingham

12-03-2010 17:38 | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

On March 8th, Nottingham City Council met to approve the 2010/11 budget. Like many council budgets this included a series of cuts to services, in this case amounting to £18.8 million. Nottingham City Unison called a lunchtime protest outside the Council House to show their opposition. Disabled campaigners blocked the tram to express their anger at the proposals.

Council plans to close Victoria Leisure Centre, which were brought forward to save money, have also faced opposition and their is growing dissent about plans to close libraries in Wilford and Beechdale.

Unison's protest coincided with the first day of a forty-eight hour national strike by members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) over attacks on their redundancy scheme. In Nottingham strikers marched from Castle Meadow to the International Community Centre (ICC) for a rally.

On the newswire: Protest against cuts at city council | PCS strike March 8/9

Previous features: Protests against county council cuts | Nottingham City Council workers protest job cuts | Campaign to save Victoria Baths takes fight to the council | Credit Crunch Hits Nottingham

Links: Unison Nottingham City Branch | Public and Commercial Services Union

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Protests against county council cuts

27-02-2010 15:00 | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

In the early hours of February 26th, Nottinghamshire County Council voted to endorse a controversial budget which will see jobs cut, care homes sold off to the private sector and the cost of services for the elderly and disabled increased. Campaigners opposed to the plans rallied in Mansfield and outside County Hall to show their anger at the proposals and council workers are currently being balloted for industrial action (but not a strike) against a related attack on terms and conditions.

The county council's programme of cuts comes in a political climate in which all the main political parties have expressed their belief in the need for cuts to public sectors in light of the economic damage wrought by the banking collapse and subsequent bailout. The Labour-run city council are also planning to cut staff as well as closing Victoria Baths along with libraries in Wilford and Beechdale.

On the newswire: County Hall budget protest: Report | Demo against council cuts: Thursday 25th | Notts council workers rally for jobs

Previous features: Local Government Workers in Notts Join National Strike | Public service workers out to protect pensions

Links: Fair Pay Action Group | GMB Notts General Branch | Notts County Unison

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Mayday! In The East Midlands

10-05-2009 13:36 | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

Clarion Choir, NUT

" It's important that we don't give up in the face of increasing economic uncertainty, an ever more authoritarian government, rampantly cruel capitalism and looming environmental disaster. Together, we can fight these monsters. I hope the positive, defiant atmosphere of May 2nd will help us keep strong to continue our struggles. "

We gathered at Brewhouse Yard on Saturday morning. Gazebos were hurried erected, and flags set flying. There was a large number of stalls from a variety of campaigning organisations and trade unions. Marchers were serenaded by the socialist Clarion Choir, and then set off for a short march along Maid Marian Way, Friar Lane, and along the side of the Square, returning by the castle and Robin Hood. The mood was upbeat as, preceded by a samba band, we waved banners, flags and placards as we marched. The welcome presence of a large contingent from the Communication Workers' Union, fighting to keep the mail public, and ably supported by Postman Pat, gave us a good presence on the streets.

Photos: 1 : Parade | 2 : Event

On the newswire: Nottm Mayday 2009 - Thanks to all who came - a personal perspective | Chesterfield Mayday Photos

Previous features: Nottingham Celebrates Mayday (2008) | Mayday! Mayday! Celebrations in Nottingham (2007) | Mayday in the East Midlands (2006)

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Nottingham City Council workers protest job cuts

13-03-2009 12:56 | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

On Monday 9th March, city council workers protested in Market Square against proposed cuts at the council which would see some 400 people laid off. The protest was several hundred strong and attracted particular attention in the local media because of the presence of film actor Samantha Morton, who was herself brought up in one of the council's children homes.

The evening after the protest and with no apparent regard for it whatsoever, Councillors passed the budget without amendment, confirming that 366 jobs would be cut with a further 333 vacant positions being axed. Inevitably, the council is now actively engaged in spinning the budget as an investment, an interpretation rejected by the unions.

Newswire: Council workers protest job cuts | Nottingham City Council job cuts demo | City Council cuts will damage your community services | City council job cuts protest: Interview

Previous Features: Credit Crunch Hits Nottingham | Local Government Workers in Notts Join National Strike | Notts Workers Join National Strike | Nottingham City Council: Mired in Corruption | Library Staff Speak Out Against Uniforms and Management Bullying | Public service workers out to protect pensions

Links: Nottingham City Council LOLs | Nottinghamshire, Nottingham & Mansfield Trades Union Council | Notts GMB | Unison

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Workers walk out at Staythorpe

08-02-2009 15:36 | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

Construction workers at the site of a new gas fired power station at Staythorpe near Newark, Nottinghamshire have joined workers across the country in striking against the use of foreign contractors. The issue has been contentious for some time, with unemployed workers holding protests outside the site since November. The issue was reignited after workers at the Total oil refinery at Lindsey in Lincolnshire walked out over similar concerns.

On Monday, all 300 British workers at the site walked out for several hours. They returned to work on Tue 3rd Feb, but within an hour, around 60 staged an unofficial walkout in solidarity with others in the construction industry across the country. A ballot held amongst those who had walked out showed a majority in support of staying out on Wednesday, which they duly did. A protest also took place outside the London offices of contractor Alstom on Thursday 5th.

National Feature Victory for wildcat strikers

Newswire: Staythorpe Power Station Demonstration‏ | Staythorpe walkout | Oil and Power strikes: News, Resources and analysis | Wildcat strikes in Newark | Today's wildcat strikes in the UK oil and now nuke business | Wildcat strikes - an open letter to the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement

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Workers go on strike at Nottingham Trent University

22-10-2008 19:56 | Education | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

Staff members belonging to the University and College Union (UCU) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) were on strike yesterday, in protest against the university's derecognition of their union and plans to cut facility time for union representatives. Derecognition is an extreme move by the university authorities and is seen by the strikers as an attack on their right to organise independently.

Over three-quarters (77%) of members voted for the strike, which is supported by the UCU nationally. The action follows a rally on 6th Oct attended by UCU members from across the country which challenged the university's vice-chancellor's address to new students.

Newswire: Workers on strike at Nottingham Trent University | Demo by University & College Union, derecognised at Nottingham Trent University | UCU members vote for industrial action at Nottingham Trent University | UCU to ballot on strike action at Nottingham Trent University

Previous Features: Local Government Workers in Notts Join National Strike | Notts Workers Join National Strike | Public service workers out to protect pensions

Links: UCU Nottingham Trent Branch | Nottingham Trent University | UCU (national) | Notts Indymedia Workers Movements topic page

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Local Government Workers in Notts Join National Strike

19-07-2008 14:30 | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

On Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 July, local government workers in Unison and Unite took part in a 48 hour strike. The action was in response to the "final" 2.45% pay offer made by the employers (which, given the current rate of inflation, constitutes a real terms pay cut) and part of a wider struggle being waged against the public sector against what the government call "pay restraint."

In Nottinghamshire there were picket lines at various council offices and 82 schools were shut as caretakers, teaching assistants, admin staff and midday supervisors walked out. There was a march from the Forest Recreation ground to a rally in the Market Square on the first of the two days.

Newswire: Local Government Strike: Day Two | Local Government Strike: Day One | Council workers to strike over pay

Previous Feature: Notts Workers Join National Strike

National Feature: Local Government Workers Strike Over Pay

Links: Notts Unison | Unison | Unite: Amicus | T&G | Notts Indymedia Workers' Movements topic page

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Nottingham Celebrates Mayday

05-05-2008 18:18 | Migration | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Nottinghamshire

Mayday has been celebrated in one form or another for thousands of years. Pagans marked the day as the end of the hardships of winter. Following the struggle amongst American workers for the eight hour day and the murder by the US state of four anarchists involved in that struggle in 1886, the day has come to be marked as International Workers' Day.

In Nottingham this year, there were two Mayday events, both organised by the Mayday Organising Committee, an off-shoot of the Nottingham Refugee Campaign Group. As has happened for the past few years, there was a march and rally, starting and ending at the Brewhouse Yard on the Saturday May 3. The second event was a public meeting held on May 1 itself, addressed by local asylum seeker Amdani Juma and former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg.

Newswire: Nottingham May Day 1 Pictures - Event | Nottingham May Day 2 Pictures - Parade | Mayday march and rally in Nottingham | Nottingham Celebrates Mayday with Moazzam Begg

Previous Features: Mayday! Mayday! Celebrations in Nottingham (2007) | Mayday in the East Midlands (2006)

Links: Nottingham Refugee Campaign Group | Wikipedia on Mayday

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