Thousands of Nottinghamshire trade unionists marched through the streets of Nottingham today as part of the TUC national day of action for Pensions Justice. The march from the Forest Recreation Ground took thirty minutes to leave the assembly area before progressing to The Albert Hall for a series of speeches from both local and national speakers.
The rally was chaired by Adrian Axtell, Vice Chair of the Midlands TUC. Speakers included Heather Wakefield, National Secretary for UNISON, Keith Stokold, National Treasurer for NAPO and NASUWT Junior Vice President Mick Lyons.
Perhaps the most telling contribution was from Grace Perry, a Community Care officer from Nottinghamshire County Council who explained in detail how she would lose out in the proposed changes to her pension scheme.
The speeches were relayed outside the Albert Hall to a thousand members who watched proceedings on a large video screen while enjoying the late autumn sunshine.