Thursday, 30 June 2011
Fighting For Their Future
Right across the country today, many thousands of public sector workers, such as teachers, civil servants and council employees went on strike over pensions, job cuts and the rise in the retirement age. There was of course a big turnout in Nottingham. Estimated at 1200. I followed the march from Trinity Square to the Albert Hall, where they were to listen to a number of speakers. They couldn't meet in the Old Market Square this time because the food festival is now underway for two weeks. But there have been cuts here too, as there doesn't appear to be any famous chefs popping by. But more of that another day.