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!

 

Rail fares rising almost twice as fast as wages

Rail fares rising almost twice as fast as wages

Tuesday 15th August 2017
07.00 – 09.00

Meet at Temple Quay entrance of Bristol Temple Meads Station to protest at over-priced train tickets.

Rail workers will be protesting at the stations around the country on August 15th 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.

Read RMT’s statement here – Rail fares rising almost twice as fast as wages

Morning Star fundraiser

Summer Garden Party
Sunday 6th August 2017

Pound Farm Cottage
Priddy, Nr Wells, Somerset,
BA5 3BE (Mendip Hills)

 


Buffet Lunch!
Children’s Entertainment!
Cream Tea!

Live Entertainment

with Cousin Mary (Jazz),
Quinn (piano),
The Dunbars (Acoustic Blues) and
Pete the Poet

Tickets from 01749 870078 & drbevismiller@gmail.com
£10 waged, £7 unwaged (includes lunch and tea)
(transport from Bristol – 07990 550724)
Full programme can be found at Morning Star Garden Party
Please book in advance to facilitate catering

Don’t let them privatise #ourNHS

Don't let them privatise our #ourNHS

Saturday 27th May 2017,
1pm @ Horfield Common,
Gloucester Road, BS7 0XG

Join others campaigning to protect the NHS in this march, starting from near Southmead Hospital, on Horfield Common, to make a statement that Bristol does not want a *government from this election* which will continue to privatise and cut our NHS!

— Called by Bristol People’s Assembly and Protect our NHS (Bristol) —

More up to date information can be found on this facebook page Don’t let them privatise #ourNHS