Cuba-US relations: Back to the future with Donald Trump?

Cuba-US relations: Back to the future with Donald Trump?

Tuesday 12 June, 7pm
Old Council Chamber,
Wills Memorial Building,
BRISTOL, BS8 1RJ
Public meeting with Canadian author Arnold August

Since his election US President Donald Trump has overseen a reversal of improved Cuba-US relations: tightening the 56-year-old US blockade against the island, approving funding for ‘regime change’ programmes and reducing staff at the US embassy. Expert on Cuba-US relations Arnold August will discuss what the future holds under the Trump administration.

A leaflet advertising the meeting can be downloaded from Cuba-US relations: Back to the future with Donald Trump?

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This event is organised by Bristol and Bath Cuba Solidarity Campaign

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Turning Swords Into Ploughshares

The Lucas Plan


Tue 22 May 2018
19:30 – 22:00 BST

BAWA Centre, 589 Southmead Rd,
Bristol, BS34 7RG

This screening of an edited version of the recent film “The Plan” in Filton should be seen as a contribution to the discussion on how to move forward con the Defence diversification Agency resolution passed overwhelmingly at the 2017 TUC Conference.

The Lucas Plan was a pioneering effort by workers at the arms company Lucas Aerospace to retain jobs by proposing alternative, socially-useful applications of the company’s technology and their own skills. It remains one of the most radical and forward thinking attempts ever made by workers to take the steering wheel and directly drive the direction of change.

Today, more than 40 years after the Lucas Plan — we’re facing a convergence of crises: militarism and nuclear weapons, climate chaos, and the destruction of jobs by automation.

Further details about the evening and information on booking tickets can be found at the eventbrite link Swords into Ploughshares” – The Lucas Plan, 40 Years On

This event is organised by Bristol Radical History Group (in conjunction with Bristol North West Labour Party)
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Bristol Workers Memorial Day 2018

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don’t die of mystery ailments, or in tragic “accidents”. They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn’t that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers.Workers memorial day logo

Workers’ Memorial Day is held on 28 April every year, all over the world workers and their representatives conduct events, demonstrations, vigils and a whole host of other activities to mark the day.

The day is also intended to serve as a rallying cry to “remember the dead, but fight for the living”.

In 2018 the theme of Workers’ Memorial Day is Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces. We will also be celebrating 40 years of union health and safety representatives.

Bristol March and Rally
Saturday 28th April 2018, 12.00
Assemble at Tony Benn House, Victoria Street
March to Castle Park for Rally
12:00 March from Tony Benn House
12:30 Rally in Castle Park
Brendan Kelly (RMT Regional Organiser)
Sheila Caffrey (NEU-NUT)
Simon Crew (Bristol Trades Union Council)

A leaflet advertising the march & Rally can be found here – Leaflet Workers Memorial Day 2018

More information about International Workers Memorial Day and Health and Safety issues can be here Hazards Campaign.

Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living!
Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces

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The Bristol march and rally is organised by Bristol Trades Union Council

May Day March & Rally 2018

Workers marching

Along with millions upon millions of working people Bristol workers will be raising the Red Flag, on Tuesday 1st May 2018, in honour of the international working class day that is the spirit of determination, solidarity and resistance.

Mobilise your members, families and friends to join this major day for workers. Bring your Trade Union and labour movement banners.

Assemble 12:00am
on Tuesday 1st May
at Castle Park
March, with the Musicians Union Band, through
Broadmead to a Rally at Castle Park
12:00 Assemble at Castle Park
12.15 March round Broadmead with the Musicians Union Band
13.00 Rally in Castle Park
Brendan Kelly (RMT Regional Organiser)
James Davies (PCS Organiser)
Lucy Langley- Palmer (UCU)
Evangelia Mitsiakou (KKE)
  • WE DEMAND A NEW DEAL FOR WORKING PEOPLE
  • JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE TU BILL/ANTI-UNION LAWS
  • FIGHT AUSTERITY AND THE CUTS
  • CELEBRATE THOSE WHO KEEP BRITAIN WORKING
  • MAKE 1ST MAY A PUBLIC HOLIDAY

A leaflet advertising the march & Rally can be found here – Leaflet May Day 2018

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We demand a new deal for working people!

Leaflet: We demand a new deal for working people!

Why? Because real wages are still lower than before the crash in 2008. Because three million workers are stuck on zero hour contracts, in agency work and in low paid self-employment. Because hardworking public servants haven’t had a proper payrise for eight years. Because our NHS is at breaking point. And because years of cuts have led to poverty, homelessness and despair for too many.

We’re marching for the alternative. For a growing economy with great jobs in every nation and region of the UK. For a £10ph minimum wage and the right to a voice at work. For public services that are brilliant, funded and free at the point of use. And for a society that roots out racism, sexism and discrimination.

 

We’re the trade union movement. We stand up for millions of working people all over the UK. And together, we demand a new deal for working people. Join us in London on

Saturday 12th May 2018, 11.00am
Victoria Embankment, London


This event is organised by the TUC.

Coaches are being arranged from Bristol. Contact your local union office for details.

Leaflets advertising the march can be downloaded from Posters, leaflets and logos

 

University academics strike to defend their pensions

Support our strike to defend USS

In defence of their pension scheme (USS) members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Bristol University and 61 other affected universities will be holding fourteen days of escalating action during February and March.

The dates are Thursday 22 February, Friday 23 February, Monday 26 February, Tuesday 27 February,  Wednesday 28 February,  Monday 5 March, Tuesday 6 March, Wednesday 7 March, Thursday 8 March, Monday 12 March, Tuesday 13 March, Wednesday 14 March, Thursday 15 March, Friday 16 March.

Thus far the following has been arranged :-
Tuesday 20th February
18:00:- The Bristol Branch of the UCU are holding an evening event, co-hosted by Bristol Student Labour Party called ‘Why is my lecturer on strike?’ Lecture Theatre 3, Woodland Road Complex, BS8 1TB.
Thursday, 22nd February
08:00: Picket lines staffed Senate House (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH).
10:30: Rally, Rally, Senate House (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH). We suggest anyone who would like to join us and show support should head to this location either for rally/march or picket.
11:00-11:30: March to Wills Memorial Building (Queens Road, BS8 1RJ)
11:30-12:00: Rally, Wills Memorial Building
12:00-: Teach-Outs will be held at Woodlands Church, Belgrave Road, Bristol, BS8 2AA. Topics include the history of the trade union movement, and the anniversary of 1968 protests.
Monday, 26th February
08:00: Picket lines staffed (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH)
10:30: Rally, Senate House (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH)
13:30: Wills Memorial Building (Queens Road, BS8 1RJ)
14:00: Senate begins
14:00-14:30: Rally, Wills Memorial Building (Queens Road, BS8 1RJ)

Bristol Trades Union Council urges all trade unionists to support the members of the UCU in this industrial dispute.

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