PCS payday protest

PCS Logo
Bristol Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) members will taking part in a nationwide day of pay protests on

Friday 31 March 2017, 1:00pm
In Bristol the protest will focused on the government offices at
2 The Square, Temple Quay, BS1 6HA

Bristol Trades Union Council will be supporting the protest and is asking all affiliated unions to join with us in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in PCS  who will be sending a powerful message to government that they need and deserve a decent pay rise.

More information about the protest can be found here 31 March: join the PCS payday protest

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

Bristol & District Hazards Group to mark International Workers Memorial Day

Behave Yourself!

6.30-8.30pm, Thursday 27th April 2017

CWU Offices, 20 Church Rd, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JA

(Free event)

Join Bristol & District Hazards Group to mark International Workers Memorial Day

International Workers’ Memorial Day is an annual trade union commemoration of those that have lost their lives at or as a result of work. It is marked on 28th April each year and special events to remember the fallen take place around the world, including in Bristol. This year we are hosting a public meeting to reflect on the relationship between business, the state and the labour movement. We have guest speakers talking about the blacklisting of trade union safety reps and the threat to the labour movement from state surveillance and infiltration.

More information can be obtained from: bristolhazards@gmail.com

A flyer for the meeting can be downloaded from here Behave Yourselfs!

Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living!

Fidel – The Untold Story

Fidel the untold story - cover

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
6:30pm – 8:45pm

Fidel Castro is no longer with us.
For Donald Trump, some Cuban-Americans in Miami, and some of the British media this was a cause for a grotesque celebration. But millions of ordinary Cubans, and tens of millions throughout Latin America, Africa and beyond, mourned the loss of one of the greatest and most inspiring political leaders of the 20th century.
Come join us at this film showing to learn about and celebrate his life, and to hear how we intend to complete his legacy by achieving truly normal relations between Britain and Cuba.

Old Council Chamber, 1st Floor,
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, BS8 1JR

Organised by Bristol and Bath group of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign with thanks to Bristol University.

FFI about the meeting can be obtained by emailing Bristol and Bath Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Download a leaflet for the event here Fidel – The Untold Story

Continue reading


Local News Matters - campaign logo

A National Union of Journalists
Bristol Branch
Public meeting:
Friday, March 24th, 7.00pm

Watershed, 1 Canon’s Row, Bristol BS1 5TX

£6, £4 concessions

How are local news organisations keeping Bristol in the know in the age of fake news, falling revenues and the digital revolution?

Hear from the NUJ and Bristol’s many news gatherers

Laura Davison (NUJ national publishing organiser)
and news gatherers from: BBC Bristol, Bristol Post, Voice Network, ITV Westcountry, Bristol 24/7, Bristol Cable and more …
and ask questions

National Union of Journalists emblem

Organised by Bristol Branch NUJ as part of a campaign by the National Union of Journalists

Tickets from http://www.watershed.co.uk
Watershed, 1 Canon’s Row, Bristol BS1 5TX | 0117 927 5100

Download a leaflet for the meeting here Local News Matters!

For further information follow these links
Bristol National Union of Journalists
Local News Matters Week
Facebook: Bristol Local News Matters Watershed event

Continue reading

Firefighters under occupation

Firefighters under occupation

Firefighters under occupation
A film by Ciaran Gibbons
7.00pm, Thursday 19th January 2017
27 Broad St, Bristol, BS1 2HG

Firefighters Under Occupation offers a firefighter’s perspective on occupation, struggle, fear and hope, taking you on a journey from Dundee to Palestine. The military occupation of Palestine by the State of Israel is a subject that has resulted in many commentaries, films and artworks depicting the plight of Palestinians. This new film sensitively documents the lives and work of the Palestinian firefighters who work in the occupied West Bank.

An inherently dangerous job in any country, those tasked with firefighting in Palestine face two challenges: fire and the Israeli Occupation Forces. Directed by Welsh Firefighter and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) member Ciaran Gibbons, Firefighters Under Occupation documents the humanitarian support given to Palestinian firefighters by The FBU as well as the facilitation of training here in Scotland and the long standing bond between Dundee and its twin town of Nablus.

Accompanied by Dundee-based FBU facilitator Jim Malone, Gibbons travelled to Palestine and Israel in 2015 to document the upsurge in violence in the country, visiting Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem and flashpoint Hebron, interviewing and meeting Palestinian firefighters and their families and discussing how Israeli firefighters found a mutual respect with the FBU in Scotland.

Followed by a question and answers session with the film maker Ciaran Gibbons.

Dare Devil Rides To Jarama

International Brigade Memorial Trust

In collaboration with the International Brigades Memorial Trust and Unite the Union, TOWNSEND PRODUCTIONS presents

Dare Devil Rides To Jarama
A play by Neil Gore
Directed by Louise Townsend
Friday 24th February 2017
Hen & Chicken
210 North St, Bristol, BS3 1JF

Box office 01749 870078

click to watch promotional video >> Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

Sponsored by Sponsors of Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

Continue reading