Bristol Trades Union Council supports Colston 4

In June 2020 a statue of the slave-trader Edward Colston was rolled, pushed and dragged into Bristol Harbour during a Black Lives Matter protest. It brought to a head years of protests and campaigning to get the statue removed and other buildings renamed.

Subsequently four people were selected out of a crowd of hundreds and charged with causing criminal damage. Entering a plea of not guilty to the charge during their virtual appearance at Bristol Magistrates Court, 25th January 2021, the four asked for their case to be heard by a Crown Court jury. A pre-trial plea hearing will take place on 2nd March 2021, the full trial will probably not take place until 2022.

At it’s meeting on 27th January 2021 Bristol Trades Union Council heard a report on the proceedings at the Magistrates Court and agreed to show it’s solidarity with the the four people now known as the Colston 4.

African Slave Ship
In 1689 Colston became deputy governor of the Royal African Company which at the time had a monopoly on the slave trade. Slaves were bought in West Africa, branded with the company initials and herded on to Bristol ships.
Shackled and crammed together, hundreds of enslaved people lay in their own filth. Disease and suicide claimed up to 20 per cent of them during voyage to the Americas.
Human suffering on this scale made Colston rich.

An injury to one is an injury to all

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Lobby of Council Budget Meeting – No More Cuts to Local Services

A protest organised by Bristol & District Anti-Cuts Alliance (BADACA)

Tuesday 20th February 2018
College Green, Bristol
Between 13:00 and 19:00

This protest is against the latest round of spending cuts proposed by Bristol City Council which threaten libraries, school crossing patrols, parks, arts funding and many other vital services.

Lobby outside council house from 1pm.

Two petitions will be presented to the council when it convenes at 2pm.

Protest outside council house from 5pm.

 

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Lobby of Bristol City Council Full Council Meeting – Stop the Cuts

A protest organised by Unite the Union and the Bristol People’s Assembly will be taking place this

Tuesday 13th September 2016,
College Green, Bristol at 5pm

Cuts are being forced upon the Council by the ideologically driven, free market agenda of the current Conservative Government, but notwithstanding this that the Council’s leadership and the leadership of Bristol must push back to Whitehall and oppose these cuts. Background information about the cuts can be found at Bristol City Council Redundancies

Bristol Trades Union Council (Bristol TUC)  opposes all cuts to jobs & services – we will campaign to defend all threatened jobs & services and believe that our local politicians should be fighting the cuts. Bristol Trades Union Council (Bristol TUC) urges all trade unionists to attend and show solidarity at the event for our fellow trade unionists who work tirelessly in the Council.