Firefighters under occupation

Firefighters under occupation

Firefighters under occupation
A film by Ciaran Gibbons
7.00pm, Thursday 19th January 2017
27 Broad St, Bristol, BS1 2HG

Firefighters Under Occupation offers a firefighter’s perspective on occupation, struggle, fear and hope, taking you on a journey from Dundee to Palestine. The military occupation of Palestine by the State of Israel is a subject that has resulted in many commentaries, films and artworks depicting the plight of Palestinians. This new film sensitively documents the lives and work of the Palestinian firefighters who work in the occupied West Bank.

An inherently dangerous job in any country, those tasked with firefighting in Palestine face two challenges: fire and the Israeli Occupation Forces. Directed by Welsh Firefighter and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) member Ciaran Gibbons, Firefighters Under Occupation documents the humanitarian support given to Palestinian firefighters by The FBU as well as the facilitation of training here in Scotland and the long standing bond between Dundee and its twin town of Nablus.

Accompanied by Dundee-based FBU facilitator Jim Malone, Gibbons travelled to Palestine and Israel in 2015 to document the upsurge in violence in the country, visiting Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem and flashpoint Hebron, interviewing and meeting Palestinian firefighters and their families and discussing how Israeli firefighters found a mutual respect with the FBU in Scotland.

Followed by a question and answers session with the film maker Ciaran Gibbons.

Dare Devil Rides To Jarama

International Brigade Memorial Trust

In collaboration with the International Brigades Memorial Trust and Unite the Union, TOWNSEND PRODUCTIONS presents

Dare Devil Rides To Jarama
A play by Neil Gore
Directed by Louise Townsend
Friday 24th February 2017
Hen & Chicken
210 North St, Bristol, BS3 1JF

Box office 01749 870078

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Baggage handlers’ strike set to hit Bristol airport

23 and 24 December 2016
 Travellers at Bristol airport will be hit by two days of strikes as workers at Swissport go on strike for two days on 23 and 24 December.

Check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew, members of Unite will walk out for 48 hours at 00.01 Friday 23 December in a long-running pay dispute, and plans to seriously erode terms and conditions.

Usdaw steps up the campaign for M&S staff

Usdaw is campaigning to get trade union rights for M&S staff. Thousands of M&S employees have already joined the Union but M&S is refusing to talk to the union let alone enter a recognition agreement with them. In stepping up the campaign USDAW have organised a petitioning picket for

1.00 to 3.00 pm on Friday 16 December
Marks and Spencer
Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XX

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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.