Bristol Says: Not My Prime Minister

Not my Prime Minister


Sat. 14th December 2019
13:30-15:30
‘Under the Sails’ outside Primark
Horsefair, Broadmead
Bristol

Show your defiance to racism, misogyny, homophobia,, austerity, climate chaos and war.

Sponsored by Bristol Stand Up to Racism, Bristol Stop the War Coalition and Bristol CND.

For more information follow this link to the facebook event page Protest & defy

Unless explicitly stated otherwise any commercial advertisements appearing on this page aren’t endorsed or supported by Bristol Trades Union Council.

Keynsham postal strike

I support my postal worker

Postal workers in Keynsham are to go on strike on the two days before Christmas – in support of a Communications Workers Union (CWU) member who was sacked by the Royal Mail.

The sacking has caused outrage and the CWU has issued the Royal Mail with a strike notice, There will be no mail collected or delivered in BS31 from Saturday, December 21 to Friday, December 27.

The CWU said the member was sacked under the sickness process which was wrongly applied.

Messages of solidarity can be left on the Bristol CWU facebook page

Unless explicitly stated otherwise any commercial advertisements appearing on this page aren’t endorsed or supported by Bristol Trades Union Council.

Bristol Strike 4 Climate 29th November

Green Unions at work


Rally
Fri. 29th November, 11am,
College Green,
Bristol

Bristol TUC is supporting this rally, more details can be found by following this facebook link Global Strike

At it’s July meeting Bristol TUC agreed to reinforce it’s campaigning against Climate Change. Trade unionists know the importance of standing up and taking action when change is necessary, we are supporting the fight against climate change to help protect the planet for our children and grandchildren.

Bristol TUC supports the November statement made by the TUC Trade unions are rising to the challenge of tackling the climate emergency   and will be working with the TUC  in the trade union campaign  Climate crisis and a just transition as agreed by the September 2019 TUC Conference.

What you can do –
Restrictive trade union laws make it very difficult for workers to go on strike but union members can still be out and campaigning in their workplaces. Some employers will allow or encourage their workers to take part. Talk to your employer about allowing staff time to attend local rallies.

Support your local protest

  1. Ask your employer to declare a climate emergency.
  2. Ask your union to declare a climate emergency.
  3. Follow this with a programme of action.
  4. Arrange lunch-time events and activities such as open discussions over the climate emergency and what more can be done at your workplace.
  5. Survey your workplace about what they think can be done to cut carbon use.
  6. Volunteer to be a green rep or encourage others to do so.
  7. Sign up to the TUC training for being a green rep
  8. To show our government that workers everywhere want action now, take a photo on the day and share it with others
  9. Get involved in your union’s climate actions

Bristol Radical History Festival – 2019


Saturday 12th October, 2019

Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) and the Remembering the Real World War I Group (RRWWI) have organised a full programme of events during the third Bristol Radical History Festival. Expect talks, walks, films, singing, a performance space with a puppet show, storytelling and poetry, and an exhibition space, as well as stalls with books and merchandise from local and national groups.

The 2019 festival has two main themes:

1919: Year of Revolutions
Green History: from 18th Century roots to Extinction Rebellion

The organisers explain that the aftermath of the First World War was one of the most revolutionary moments in the Twentieth Century.

Bristol Radical History Festival - 2019 - Flyer

Full details of the programme can be found by clicking on this image.

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Climate Action

Green Unions at work


Friday 20th September

Bristol TUC is supporting the lead being taken by school Students in Bristol to demand climate action in the Global Climate Strike.

At it’s July meeting Bristol TUC agreed to reinforce it’s campaigning against Climate Change. Trade unionists know the importance of standing up and taking action when change is necessary, we are supporting the fight against climate change to help protect the planet for our children and grandchildren.

Bristol TUC supports the July statement made by the TUC A just transition to a greener, fairer economy  and will be working with the TUC  in the trade union campaign  Climate crisis and a just transition as agreed by the September 2019 TUC Conference.

The Global Climate Strike will take place shortly before the UN emergency climate summit and is intended to build support for the ambitious agenda needed to tackle the climate crisis.

What you can do –
Restrictive trade union laws make it very difficult for workers to go on strike but union members can still be out and campaigning in their workplaces. Some employers will allow or encourage their workers to take part. Talk to your employer about allowing staff time to attend local rallies.

Support your local protest

  1. Ask your employer to declare a climate emergency.
  2. Ask your union to declare a climate emergency.
  3. Follow this with a programme of action.
  4. Arrange lunch-time events and activities such as open discussions over the climate emergency and what more can be done at your workplace.
  5. Survey your workplace about what they think can be done to cut carbon use.
  6. Volunteer to be a green rep or encourage others to do so.
  7. Sign up to the TUC training for being a green rep
  8. To show our government that workers everywhere want action now, take a photo on the day and share it with TUC Campaigns
  9. Get involved in your union’s climate actions

Cut fares, not staff

Cut fares, not staff

Wednesday 14th August 2019
08.00 – 09.00

Meet at Bristol Temple Meads Station – Temple Quay area to protest at over-priced train tickets.

Rail workers will be protesting at stations around the country on August 14th including Bristol Temple Meads. They will be warning that passengers are paying “more for less” because even as fares rise rail engineering work is being delayed or cancelled, skilled railway jobs are being lost and staff are being cut on trains, stations and ticket offices.

Get involved with RMT’s campaign here – Cut fares, not staff

Bristol says “Never Again”

Hiroshima never again

Friday 9th August 2019 – 17:00
The Peace Grove
Castle Park
Bristol
BS1 3XD

Gather at the Japanese White Cherry tree that CND planted to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombings in 2015.
There will be invited speakers and a statement from the Mayor of Hiroshima will be read out.
Bristol’s Red Notes Choir will be singing at about 18.00.
Please bring along anything appropriate that you would like to read aloud.

CND symbol

This event has been organised by Bristol CND.

This will be Bristol’s main act of remembrance, but there will also be a brief quiet vigil at the cherry tree in Castle Park on Tuesday 6th August at 17.00, Hiroshima Day.

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