Saturday 20th May 2017, 11.00am
College Green, Bristol
Schools across the region are being hit hard by government funding cuts. Schools are being forced to make often drastic reductions in the number of school support staff. The majority affected are learning support staff so the impact will be felt directly in the classroom by pupils and teachers leading to larger class sizes, less support for children, particularly those with special needs, and reduced subject choices.
Bristol Trades Union Council urges all trade union members to support this march. School staff, parents and pupils are building a campaign across the country. On the day of the march in Bristol there will be similar demonstrations in London and many other cities and towns. The march is supported by South Gloucestershire and Bristol Fair funding for all schools who have been organising a growing mass campaign by parents.
This event is organised by South West National Union of Teachers
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.
Bristol Trades Union Council is horrified at the announcement by Bristol City Council that it plans to sack 1000 of it’s workforce by the end of September 2016. The announcement has come without regard on how this will impact the lives of those losing their jobs or to the services that these trade union members provide.
Andy Roberston, Secretary of Bristol Trades Union Council, in responding to this bombshell from Bristol City Council said
The Government is to blame for this. The Conservative Government only appears to be interested in rich high-profile people who avoid paying their taxes, dip their hands into our pension funds or speculate with our savings, and when it all goes wrong the Government bails them out to the tune of billions of pounds with the taxes paid by workers and to the detriment of the services that working people are entitled to have provided by the Government and local councils.
Bristol Trades Union Council will stand shoulder to shoulder with the trade union members at Bristol City Council to ensure the City Mayor and Council members implement the four-point plan proposed by the trade unions at Bristol City Council.