Post Office workers to strike

Saturday, 3rd December 2016

The Post Office managers, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, will be joining with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in targeting the 300 Crown Offices on what is believed to be the busiest day of the year when people send cards and parcels to relatives and friends outside the UK.

Public meeting: Young Workers and Trade Unions

Get ahead at work > Join a Union

Hannah David PCS
Jo Galazka Unite

7.30pm on Wednesday 30th November 2016

Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY

All welcome.

A leaflet about our meeting is here

Young Workers and Trade Unions

What is Young Workers Month?

Held in November every year, TUC Young Workers Month aims to promote trade unions to young workers and highlight the issues faced by young workers.
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Spain Against the Current (A Marea Granate Feature)

Marea Granate (Maroon Wave), the Spanish immigrants’ organisation, is inviting all to the Bristol premiere of ‘SPAIN AGAINST THE CURRENT’ (‘España contracorriente’), a 2016 Austrian documentary about alternatives that have flourished in Spain under tough circumstances.

After years of economic and social crisis, protests and demonstrations, there are a lot of people in Spain who don’t believe things are getting any better. However, instead of giving up, they are getting organised and bringing new ideas and ways to face the issues. Community kitchens, social housing, ethical banking and trade, new media and political parties… They are presenting an alternative.

Join them to discover what is happening in Spain, the reality hidden by the elites and manipulated or silenced by the mainstream media. The screening will be followed by an open debate.

More details can be found here – Spain Against the Current (A Marea Granate Feature)

Thousands of Post Office staff to strike

10am, Monday, 31st October 2016
Galleries Post Office,
Castle Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XX

Thousands of Post Office staff will walk out on strike on 31 October 2016 in a dispute over jobs, pensions and closures. This will be the second day of strike action by Communication Workers Union members in a dispute over job losses, the closure of the DB pension scheme, and the closure and privatisation of Crown post offices. The union is not ruling out further action in the run-up to Christmas.

The Bristol Trades Union Council banner and delegates will be visiting the Galleries Post Office picket line at 10am on Monday, 31st October 2016 and are urging all trade unionists to support the picket line.

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Hasta Siempre

Stlls from Hasta Siempre

Tuesday 1st November 2016,
6:50 – 7:50pm

The 2005 film Hasta Siempre takes the viewer on a journey through the lives of ordinary Cubans, examining the results of the Cuban revolution from the perspective of the Cuban people. Don’t miss it!

Bristol University
School of Education
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol
BS8 1JA

Organised by Bristol and Bath group of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign with thanks to Bristol University.

FFI about the meeting can be obtained by emailing Bristol and Bath Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Details about the film can be found here Hasta Siempre

Bristol March For Doctors, Nurses and the NHS

Bristol People’s Assembly organised march to show Bristol’s huge support for doctors, nurses and all NHS staff.
5pm on Thursday 13th October

Assemble:

Bristol Eye Hospital,
Lower Maudlin St,
Bristol, BS1 2LX

More details can be obtained from Bristol Peoples’ Assembly by following this link Bristol March For Doctors, Nurses and the NHS