Opposes the Police Billl

At it’s meeting on 31st March 2021 Bristol Trades Union Council resolved

This Council strongly oppose the ill-conceived and dangerous Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill being proposed by the Home Secretary. To push through repressive legislation under the cover of the pandemic is awful politics and will make dreadful law.

As it stands, the Bill seeks to:

  • Erode fundamental rights of protest including vital trade union actions and activities that support working people
  • Draw false links between violence and the Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion protests
  • Attack those marginalised from society, such as traveller communities and other minority groups
  • Create a fake ‘culture war’ where moves to establish a more tolerant and diverse society is somehow destroying our history.

 We are saddened by the violent scenes in our city. As a trade union movement, we believe in the right for workers to be able to protest without police harassment or violence. We condemn the police violence towards peaceful demonstrators and members of the press.  Furthermore, we note with concern the reports of police intimidation towards journalists as they are trying to carry out their job, as well as preventing independent media coverage.

These incidents need to be fully independently investigated and those responsible held to account.


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NHS in Crisis - Fix it!
Saturday, 3rd February 2018 
Assemble: 12pm
Gower Street, London, WC1E

Called by Health Campaigns Together & The People’s Assembly

BRISTOL coaches to this major national demonstration leave 9am from the Achor Rd West-bound bus stop, outside ‘We The Curious’ (At-Bristol) science centre.

Returning at approximately 5pm from central London.

Coach tickets can be bought via EventBrite by following this link END THE WINTER CRISIS, FUND #OURNHS

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Tories Out – Austerity Has Failed

National Demo at the
Conservative Party Conference
Sunday 2nd October 2016, assemble 11:30am
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BD

Bristol Trades Union Council supports this National Demonstration called by The People’s Assembly and Midlands Region TUC.

Transport has been arranged to the demonstration. Bring your members, banners and friends.

Departs: Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6AY
at 8:40am
Book your tickets at eventbrite

Local details about the demonstration can be found here at Bristol People’s Assembly

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No More Austerity – National Demonstration Saturday 16th July 2016

Bristol Trades Union Council supports the emergency National Demonstration called by The People’s Assembly and Stand Up to Racism.

Transport has been arranged to the demonstration in London. Bring your colleagues and friends.

Departs Anchor Rd (by @Bristol Science Centre BS1 5DB) at 8.15am
Book your tickets on eventbrite

A flyer for the demonstration can be downloaded from here No More Austerity – National Demonstration Saturday 16th July 2016

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End Austerity Now – National Demonstration Sunday 4th Oct. 2015

End Austerity Now - National Demonstration

The Bristol Unite Health branch has arranged transport to the demonstration in Manchester. Bring your colleagues and friends.

It departs Anchor Rd (By @Bristol Science Centre BS1 5DB) at
7am (returning 9:30pm)
Free to Unite members and family.
£10.00 or affordable donation to others.
To book your tickets call/text:-
Gwyneth 079 89 105 449 or Chrissie 079 83 233 908

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No To Austerity – 17th Sep 2015

No To Austerity

Malcolm X Community Centre
141 City Road, BS2 8YH
Thursday 17th September 2015
Doors Open 6.15pm, Starts 6.45pm

We’ve seen the vicious reality of Tory austerity & xenophobia in government’s callous response to the refugee crisis. We’ve seen Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity campaign win massive popular backing. So following a summer of mass protest this meeting will discuss what needs to be done next. Speakers include –

-> LINDSEY GERMAN, Stop the War Coalition & People’s Assembly
-> LEE JASPER, Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts & Movement Against Xenophobia
-> SHELLY ASQUITH, NUS Vice-President (Welfare)
-> MANDY ROBINSON, local Unison Women’s Officer & ‘Protect CCHP’
-> ANNA MCMULLEN, Green Councillor for Easton Ward, Bristol
-> [Chair] RICHARD CAPPS, Vice-Chair South West TUC & PCS Union

More information can be obtained from the Bristol People’s Assembly

Children’s health, not Virgin’s wealth

Children's health, not Virgin's wealth - protest march

On Wednesday 26th August 2015 hundreds of protesters marched the very short distance from the “Bear Pit” to the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) offices to present a petition against the plans by the CCG that could give a contract to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Care to run Children’s Community Health Partnership (CCHP) in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

The march, with trade unionists from Unison and Unite well represented, was organised by Protect CCHP to present a 6,300 petition to the CCG opposing the sell off.

Dr Charlotte Paterson, a former GP, in speaking against the award of the contact to Virgin Care said: “This could set the precedence for other parts of the NHS to be sold off. We know private companies need to make profit, and using children’s care to do is not right. This is happening beneath people’s noses, and no one seems to know it is happening here in Bristol.”

More information about the campaign and the march can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/ProtectCCHP