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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 June 2016

Workplace news in brief

Nottingham Taxi drivers have unionised to fight the removal of a station taxi rank, photo by Elliott Brown (Creative Commons)

Nottingham Taxi drivers have unionised to fight the removal of a station taxi rank, photo by Elliott Brown (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Taxi trouble

Taxis flying Unite the Union flags led over 200 marching Nottingham taxi drivers with more taxis bringing up the rear. They were joined by Nottingham Pensioners Action Group and disabled people. The drivers were protesting against Nottingham City Council moving the main Station Street rank further from the railway station, along with other restrictions on taxis. In response, drivers have joined Unite and formed a new branch. On the march, Imran Idrees told Jon Dale: "The city council has moved the taxi rank three or four times in the past couple of years. People now have to walk 500 metres from the platform. People with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant women, young children struggle."

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Over 400 steelworkers marched in London on 25 May to demand government action to 'Save Our Steel'. The Socialist Party and the NSSN joined Unite, Community and GMB members. Steelworkers and trade union leaders on the demo spoke to the Socialist Party:

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