Keep Striking for higher pay

Friday, 1st February 2019
Assemble 6pm at
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

Deliveroo couriers in Bristol will be taking strike action over low pay, unpaid work and a change in their booking system.

The Bristol Couriers Network will be striking for a range of demands. In particular they’ll be striking for:

  • £5 per drop
  • Paid waiting times of £10/hr, 17p/minute
  • Extra distance payment £1/mile
  • Recruitment freeze

So far strikes in Bristol have won:

  • 5 weeks of higher boosts
  • A meeting with the head of Rider Operations
  • Support from Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees
  • An agreement from the Bristol Mayor that moped couriers would not be fined for the use of loading bays when picking up and delivering
  • No victimisation
  • Agreement from Deliveroo that they will: work on allowing customers to tip after delivery, allow couriers to immediately see the second order address, work with the council to stop moped couriers paying fines for use of loading bays.

Please join them. Bring noise, TU banners and plenty of solidarity!

More information about the dispute can be found at Bristol Couriers’ demands

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Usdaw takes on Lidl at Avonmouth

Usdaw campaigning at Lidl

Bristol Trades Union Council sends solidarity greetings to Usdaw members campaigning at Lidl’s Avonmouth Distribution Centre to win union recognition.

Mike Walker – Usdaw’s Deputy Divisional Officer for South West England says: “We are taking our successful campaigning to the new Lidl Regional Distribution Centre in Avonmouth, engaging with staff about the problems they face at work and their concerns about not being able to get them resolved without trade union representation. Some staff at Avonmouth are transferring from the site at Weston-super-Mare, so Usdaw is providing advice and support to our members through that transition.

Details of the action can be found by following this link Usdaw campaigning at Lidl

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Congratulations to GMB in victory over Uber

GMB versus Uber
Bristol Trades Union Council (BTUC) congratulates GMB on achieving a landmark Court of Appeal ruling that established that Uber drivers are “workers” and not self-employed drivers.

In congratulating the GMB TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said the ruling should serve as a warning to other gig economy employers.

“If you play fast and loose with workers’ rights, unions will expose you and hold you to account,” she added.

BTUC says if you’re using an Uber taxi in Bristol this Christmas, New Year and beyond make sure the driver knows about the ruling and ask them to join the GMB if they’re not already a member.

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There is power in the Union

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‘Solidarity & common sense’ wins Bristol SEDO solution

Bristol Trades Union Council sends a huge congratulations to the postal workers at Bristol South East delivery Office and the Bristol branch of the Communication Workers Union on their victory in getting the reinstatement of one of their members

Management had been brought to their senses after CWU members voted by an 86 per cent majority for industrial action in support of their colleague, who, they felt, had been treated unfairly by the company.

Full details can be found on by following this link ‘Solidarity & common sense’ wins Bristol SEDO solution

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Save Our Post Office

Photos from December 1st Day of Action
Save Our Post Office
These are some of the photographs taken on the Bristol Communication Workers Union day of action to save Britain’s Post Offices. A full report of Bristol’s Day of Action can be found at Bristol’s day of action to Save Our Post Offices

More information about the CWU’s campaign can be found here save Our Post Office

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Save Our Post Office

We need YOU on the
December 1st Day of Action
Save Our Post Office
Assemble 12noon to 14:00 at
St. Peters Church, Castle Park
or meet us outside the Galleries entrance to the Post Office, Castle Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XX

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is fighting to save our nation’s cherished Post Office network.

This campaign has recently been launched by the CWU in response to the bombshell announcement that 74 Crown offices are to be franchised (privatised) to high-street retailer WH Smith – a move which will impact some 800 jobs and drastically cut services to communities.

The CWU is fighting back, with a range of high-profile local and national campaign activities being planned over the next few months – particularly in the run-up to Christmas.

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