Monday 25th October – Notts SOS meeting – 7.30pm. Plus details of Bassetlaw campaign

The scale of the cuts in the County is now apparent. Consultations in the city have been little more than form-filling exercises so the City Council can work out what to cut with as little bad press as possible. Councillors were rude to campaigners in several of these meetings and left little time for questions about the cuts. It’s vital that residents of Nottingham and Notts, and those that work in the region, get together to work out a plan of action. Come to our next planning meeting if you can.

Notts SOS meeting: Monday 25th October, 7.30pm at the ICC (International Community Centre), YMCA, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN. Please just turn up.

The SOS campaign is also taking shape in Bassetlaw. Activists recently attended a Save Bassetlaw Hospital meeting along with 150 other people. Continue reading “Monday 25th October – Notts SOS meeting – 7.30pm. Plus details of Bassetlaw campaign”

Hundreds protested at Notts County Hall on Thursday 21st October

Today Nottingham Evening Post reports on the campaign protest at Nottinghamshire County Council HQ in West Bridgford on Thursday 21st October, the same day that Councillors voted to implement £75m worth of cuts over the next four years. 164 proposals were ‘debated’ to help the authority save £150m and Councillors gave the green light to more than half. These ‘category A’ proposals, will be made shortly, while the rest will be put out to consultation. Cuts next year include axing 1,300 posts and many services will be affected. And this is only the beginning. This is the challenge that we will be facing in the County from now on.

See also: a commentary and lots of photos from the demonstration, posted on Indymedia the Sunday following the event.

To get involved with Notts SOS come to our next meeting, contact us, or join the Facebook group. Feel free to add information about your events, your experiences, comments and opinions to our website. Continue reading “Hundreds protested at Notts County Hall on Thursday 21st October”

Hundreds protested at Notts County Hall on Thursday 21st October

Today Nottingham Evening Post reports on the campaign protest at Nottinghamshire County Council HQ in West Bridgford on Thursday 21st October, the same day that Councillors voted to implement £75m worth of cuts over the next four years. 164 proposals were ‘debated’ to help the authority save £150m and Councillors gave the green light to more than half. These ‘category A’ proposals, will be made shortly, while the rest will be put out to consultation. Cuts next year include axing 1,300 posts and many services will be affected. And this is only the beginning. This is the challenge that we will be facing in the County from now on.

See also: a commentary and lots of photos from the demonstration, posted on Indymedia the Sunday following the event.

To get involved with Notts SOS come to our next meeting, contact us, or join the Facebook group. Feel free to add information about your events, your experiences, comments and opinions to our website. Continue reading “Hundreds protested at Notts County Hall on Thursday 21st October”

‘Youth Fight for Jobs’ on the Notts SOS Market Square demonstration on 20th October

The Comprehensive Spending Review, launched by the government on Wednesday October 20th, marked cuts D-Day. Notwithstanding the super-rich who caused the economic crisis in the first place, nobody will be untouched by these cuts – jobs and services are set to be haemorraghed by the government.

Youth Fight for Jobs held a national day of protest on October 20th to tell the government loud and clear that we do not agree with the cuts. Continue reading “‘Youth Fight for Jobs’ on the Notts SOS Market Square demonstration on 20th October”

Get involved with Notts SOS – events in week starting 18th October [plus School Support staff demo video]

Events and meetings below. See also: Drop in Consultations continue in City – Wollaton, The Meadows, Clifton, New Basford, Radford & Lenton.

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Monday 18th October – Unison protest: SAY NO TO PAY CUTS FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF. 4.00pm (onwards). OLD MARKET SQUARE IN FRONT OF COUNCIL HOUSE. Download schools protest flyer 18 October 2010 and GMB union Midland and East Coast Region newsletter supporting the demonstration. All welcome.

Wednesday 20th October – COME TO THE FIRST NOTTS SOS GENERAL ANTI-CUTS PROTEST IN THE MARKET SQUARE ON THE DAY OF THE SPENDING REVIEW. Starts 5pm and will continue at least an hour. All welcome. Bring banners, noisy things, leaflets and most importantly your workmates, friends and family.

Thursday 21st October – Anti-cuts event at Nottinghamshire County Council. Lobby of County Hall, West Bridgford from 12.30pm when the County Council is due to publicise massive proposed cuts and privatising most of its services. If you want coach seats for the protest at Notts County Council on Thurs 21st Oct please contact Pete Watson pete.watson1@ntlworld.com; or the Notts CC Unison website www.nottsunison.org.uk
Coaches are coming from Worksop, Mansfield, Newark & Beeston.. All welcome.

Next week: Monday 25th October – Notts SOS meeting. 7.30pm on Mon at the ICC (International Community Centre), YMCA, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN. Please just turn up.

Notts SOS first general anti-cuts demonstration – Wednesday 20th October 2010 – 5pm

Wednesday 20th October – the first Notts SOS  general anti-cuts demonstration will take place (on the day of the Con-Dem Comprehensive Spending Review) in the Market Square, Nottingham City Centre, at 5pm. Bring banners, placards, noise-making devices. All welcome.

More events and meetings in October including various other local demonstrations and the next Notts SOS meeting on the 25th: http://nottssos.org.uk/2010/09/28/events-and-meetings-in-october/

Say no to pay cuts for school support staff – Monday 18th October, Market Square, Nottingham

Unison school support staff pictureMonday 18th October – Unison protest: SAY NO TO PAY CUTS FOR Nottingham City SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF. 4.00pm (onwards). OLD MARKET SQUARE IN FRONT OF COUNCIL HOUSE. Download schools protest flyer 18 October 2010. More October anti-cuts events: http://nottssos.org.uk/2010/09/28/events-and-meetings-in-october/

See also: GMB union Midland and East Coast Region newsletter supporting the demonstration: NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2010

Continue reading “Say no to pay cuts for school support staff – Monday 18th October, Market Square, Nottingham”

Meetings in Nottingham on 11th & 12th Oct

Monday 11th October – the second meeting of Notts SOS will be at 7.30pm on Mon at the ICC (International Community Centre), YMCA, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN Please just turn up.

Tuesday 12th OctoberAnarchists against the cuts?
A discussion meeting at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St. Forest Fields Nottingham NG7 6HX, about how anarchists can – and should – engage with the burgeoning local anti-cuts movement. Starts 7.30pm. Please just turn up.

Photos of Birmingham ‘Tory conference’ demonstration – 3rd Oct 2010

Banner in Birmingham - 'Keep Calm and Carry On' replaced with 'Get Mad and Put Your Foot Down!'7,000 march on the Tory Conference called by Right to Work. Report and pics: http://www.righttowork.org.uk/

Other reports/pics: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/birmingham/
Notts SOS Facebook group photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?o.129772307075242&ref=mf
See also: Disabled people led the protest on October 3rd against the Tory cuts

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