Strike action at University of Bristol

Support UCU members on strike

The University of Bristol will be hit with eight days of strike action from Monday 25 November 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Monday 25 November, 10:00am
Rally outside the Victoria Rooms
Speaker – Paul Bridge – UCU head of HE
Followed by a march to College Green (Bristol, BS1 5TJ)

University and College Union (UCU) members at Bristol backed strike action in two separate legal disputes, one on pensions and one on pay and working conditions. Overall, 79% of UCU members who voted backed strike action in the ballot over changes to pensions. In the ballot on pay, equality, casualisation and workloads, 74% of members polled backed strike action.

DO ALL YOU CAN TO SUPPORT. Turn up on picket lines, send messages of support and contribute to the fighting fund.

At Bristol University there will be pickets from 7.30 am to 10.00 am on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November.

Bristol Picket locations

  • Victoria Rooms – main picket/rally location
  • Wills Building
  • Richmond Building
  • Biomedical Sciences (Medical School)
  • Woodland Road
  • Priory Road
  • Geography
  • ASSL
  • Canynge Hall

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Congratulations to GMB in victory over Uber

GMB versus Uber
Bristol Trades Union Council (BTUC) congratulates GMB on achieving a landmark Court of Appeal ruling that established that Uber drivers are “workers” and not self-employed drivers.

In congratulating the GMB TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said the ruling should serve as a warning to other gig economy employers.

“If you play fast and loose with workers’ rights, unions will expose you and hold you to account,” she added.

BTUC says if you’re using an Uber taxi in Bristol this Christmas, New Year and beyond make sure the driver knows about the ruling and ask them to join the GMB if they’re not already a member.

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Bristol March For Doctors, Nurses and the NHS

Bristol People’s Assembly organised march to show Bristol’s huge support for doctors, nurses and all NHS staff.
5pm on Thursday 13th October

Assemble:

Bristol Eye Hospital,
Lower Maudlin St,
Bristol, BS1 2LX

More details can be obtained from Bristol Peoples’ Assembly by following this link Bristol March For Doctors, Nurses and the NHS

Support Bristol’s Library Assistants

Bristol libraries staff strike over antisocial shift patterns Books

Thursday 28th April

Picket lines will be in operation between 09:00 and 10:30 at Fishponds, Central, Bedminster, Henleaze and Redland libraries.

Bristol Trades Union Council urges all trade unionists to support the pickets and join the “solidarity picnic” with supporters on College Green from 12 noon.

A leaflet explaining the reasons for the strike can be found here Why are Bristol Library Assistants on Strike?

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Support the Junior Doctors

To drive their message home to the government the junior doctors have announced more industrial action and called for a judicial review into contract imposition.

Strike dates are –

8am to 5pm on Tue 26 April and
8am to 5pm on Wed 27 April

Full withdrawal of labour by junior doctors between the hours stated above. Other doctors and staff will continue to provide care during this time.

8am on Wed 6 April to 8am on Fri 8 April

The Junior Doctors will be on standby, between the hours stated above, to return to work if there is an emergency but they will not do any routine work.

8am on Wed 9 March to 8am on Fri 11 March

The Junior Doctors will be on standby, between the hours stated above, to return to work if there is an emergency but they will not do any routine work.

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Support the Junior Doctors

FORTY thousand junior doctors voted for strike action, with a majority of 98 per cent on a 76 per cent turnout, in protest at Government plans to impose new working conditions and pay structures.The proposed changes would remove enhanced wage levels for weekend working and could lead to junior doctors being forced to work for long hours that would leave them too tired to make safe decisions about patient care.

They’ve been in and out of ACAS several times but the government has refused to back down on imposing dangerous new working practices with Jeremy Hunt’s Department of Health failing to address doctors’ concerns regarding “robust contractual safeguards on safe working” and “proper recognition for those working unsocial hours” in the contracts being forced on the workers.

To drive their message home to the government the junior doctors will be having a 24 hour strike —

from 8am Wednesday 10th February
to 8am Thursday 11th February

The Junior Doctors will be on standby to return to work if there is an emergency but they will not do any routine work.

Bristol Trades Union Council is urging all trade unionists to support the junior doctor picket lines and other events in their support.

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