END THE WINTER CRISIS, FUND #OURNHS

NHS in Crisis - Fix it!
Saturday, 3rd February 2018 
Assemble: 12pm
Gower Street, London, WC1E

Called by Health Campaigns Together & The People’s Assembly

BRISTOL coaches to this major national demonstration leave 9am from the Achor Rd West-bound bus stop, outside ‘We The Curious’ (At-Bristol) science centre.

Returning at approximately 5pm from central London.

Coach tickets can be bought via EventBrite by following this link END THE WINTER CRISIS, FUND #OURNHS

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Film Showing: “Tony Benn’s Defining Moments”

Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) are presenting
Film: Tony Benn’s Defining Moments
introduced by the film’s producer David Parker.

 

Date: Monday 8th January 2018 8:00 pm
The Cube, Dove Street South,
Bristol, BS2 8JD
Price: £5/£4

For trade unionists Tony Benn was a champion of working people campaigning for trade union rights and trade union freedoms. He was at the fore-front of the campaigns to oppose all anti-union laws as well as promoting and defending collective bargaining.

For many years he served as Vice-President of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom having been a long time supporter of the fore runner organisations, The Campaign To Repeal the Anti–Union Laws and the Liasion Committee For The Defence Of Trade Unions.

Bristol Trades Union Council is sure that this film will encourage those that see it to get involved in the battles that are to come in 2018.


More information about the film showing can be found here Tony Benn’s Defining Moments

Capita staff start strike action over pensions

Saturday 28 October 2017 to Sunday 5 November

Following the breakdown of talks at ACAS staff staff at Capita have started nine days of industrial action in a pensions dispute with the outsourcing company.

The dispute centres on Capita’s attempts to close the current defined benefit scheme and transfer staff to a defined contribution scheme.

Unite members are taking nine continuous days of strike action starting on Saturday 28 October 2017 ending on Sunday 5 November.

Unite conducted an industrial action ballot following the proposal to close the current defined benefit scheme. In June Capita informed its employees of significant changes to the pension arrangements. Staff in the scheme will suffer a massive cut in their retirement income as a result of the proposals.

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Bristol Radical History Festival

Sunday 17th September 2017
10.30am – 4.30pm
M Shed, Princes Wharf
Wapping Rd, BS1 4RN

Bristol Radical History Festival

Bristol Radical History and the Remembering the Real World War One groups are teaming up to bring you the Bristol Radical History Festival.

Bristol Radical History Festival brings together historians, history groups, publishers and the public for a day of talks, walks, puppet shows and readings, films, bookstalls and displays uncovering radical histories in Bristol, the South West and beyond.

More details about the festival, including the programme, can be found on the facebook page Bristol Radical History Festival

 

Refusing To Kill: Bristol’s World War 1 Conscientious Objectors

Refusing To Kill: Bristol's World War 1 Conscientious Objectors

‘Refusing To Kill – Bristol’s World War 1 Conscientious Objectors’ is an exhibition and series of events (music, theatre, talks) presented by Bristol’s Remembering The Real World War 1 group and supported by the University of Bristol.

The exhibition runs from 9th September 2017 – 8th January 2018 in Bristol Cathedral on College Green.

More than 350 men from the Bristol area refused to fight in World War 1. They claimed the status of conscientious objector for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles. Others spent much of the war in prison, often under harsh conditions.

This exhibition tells the stories of these men and the people in the city who supported them. Rarely seen documents will be displayed together with photographs, letters and artefacts. Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of talks, drama and musical events.

A leaflet advertising the exhibition and details of the other events that have been oganised alongside the exhibition can be on this facebook page Bristol’s World War 1 Conscientious Objectors

 

Bristol March: end austerity – fund our city!

Bristol March: end austerity - fund our city!

Saturday 9th September 2017, 12.00
College Green, Bristol

Mayor Marvin Rees has called a march and rally on Saturday September 9th – following pressure from a coalition of organisations led by Bristol People’s Assembly – to demand the Conservative government gives Bristol and other cities the funding we need for our public services and stops the cuts that are damaging the lives of so many.

Many organisations are supporting and helping to coordinate the action include Bristol People’s Assembly, Bristol Labour Party, Bristol Trades Union Council and others.

More information on the march including campaigning material can be found by following this facebook link Bristol March: end austerity – fund our city!