4 Mayday Workfare ProtestsTagged as: alan cuts local_communities meale protest repression tuc work workfare
Saturday 5th May 2012
This year, the annual Mayday events/march began at the Forest Ground. After forming up, people marched down the Manfield Road, through the City Centre to have a rally and hear speeches at the Congregational Hall in Castle Gate, Nottingham
Police removed those carrying a "Worfare ain't fair" banner from the front of the march.
Local trade unions representatives made speeches. The rally featured nine speakers in total including representatives of the CWU, Unison, Aslef, PCS, UCAT, the NUT and Notts Uncut.
A number of protesters then interupted Sir Alan Meale, the Labour MP for Mansfield, from speaking.
Following the rally, Autonomous Nottingham held a demonstration against companies using workfare on Lister Gate. Topman, Holland & Barrett and Poundland were targeted by pickets and hundreds of leaflets were given out to Saturday shoppers.
Anti-Labour party protest at Nottingham May Day [Feature]
Nottingham May Day - one anarchist's perspective
1 Mayday March & Event http://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/2571
2 Mayday Speeches & Event http://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/2572
3 Mayday Events, Anti-Labour Protest http://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/2573
4 Mayday Workfare Protests http://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/2574
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