Bristol March for Jobs

RALLY

Sat. 30 October 2021

12:00

College Green, Bristol

Support Unemployed Workers
Defend Jobs and Services

The number of claimants for work-related Universal Credit has more than doubled since March. The Office for National Statistics estimates that there are 3.4 million people actively seeking work. A large proportion of furloughed workers will not return to work. This will affect those who keep their jobs as well, as bosses attack our pay, hours, workloads and contractual rights. Unemployment is a product of the capitalist system which can only produce for profit, leaving millions idle while we need hospitals, schools, houses and a green new deal.

Join us at College Green as we rally to defend our jobs and services and deliver a petition of demands to Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, and Bristol City Council, as follows:

1) Not to cut any local authority jobs, lower local authority workers’ terms and conditions, or cut any services.

2) To provide resources, including premises, for the support and organisation of unemployed workers.

3) To launch a campaign with local trade unions calling on the government to provide jobs for all.

Organised by the Bristol Unemployed Workers’ Centre follow them on facebook

More details of the march and rally
can be found at Bristol March for Jobs

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Rally For Jobs

Save our Jobs

Bristol Unite Community Branch have organised this rally and stall and will be handing out Unite Community material with a few labour movement speakers to attract attention. Other labour movement organisations have been invited to participate and to hand out their own material.

12 noon, Sat 24th October

Centre of Broadmead, Bristol
(between Barclays and Metro banks)

More information on Facebook: Rally for jobs

A flyer for the event can be downloaded click here >>>> Rally for jobs

Unemployment is already soaring and likely to spike further when the government ends the furlough scheme on 31st October. Unite has called for the scheme to be
extended to avoid the risk of ‘redundancy floodgates’ opening. We can’t let unemployment mar our communities and help bosses drive a race to the bottom
on terms and conditions. Join us in the centre of Broadmead, between Barclays and Metro banks as we rally for jobs.

***COVID PRECAUTIONS***

Anyone who is experiencing possible Covid-19 symptoms or who has been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms must not attend. This will be a socially distanced event. Please wear a mask if you can and take all necessary precautions to prevent the transmission of the disease. Masks will be available for
those who do not have them

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Message on General Election

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At it’s meeting on 18th December 2019 Bristol Trades Union Council agreed the following resolution –

We are truly devastated by the general election result, and devastated that we didn’t win the Labour Government that Bristol so desperately needs. We know that a Tory government will mean more pain for working people – with jobs, rights and public services under threat.

Whilst we are heartbroken about the result, we are also incredibly proud of the role that trade unionists played in the election, as Labour campaigners in our workplaces and communities.

This is a moment that requires us to draw on all of our reserves of strength and stand in solidarity with one another. We now need to step up and be ready to defend our communities, defend our jobs, workplaces and public services, and defend our unions and rights at work.

We will continue the fight to ban zero-hours contracts and take on the big corporations that pay poverty wages.

We will continue the fight for council housing for all who want it, a transport system that allows us to get to work and play at reasonable cost and for an environment that doesn’t poison us.

As ever, trade unions will be a vital line of defence against the impact of a Tory Government. At this moment we cannot say it loudly enough – if you’re not a member of a trade union join one and do everything you can to get colleagues and friends to join one too. Above all and whatever you do participate in the activities of your trade union.

History can also provide some solace in moments like this. The labour movement has suffered big defeats in the past and we have always come back, rebuilt our strength and fought another day.

In solidarity,
Bristol Trades Union Council

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There is power in the Union

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‘Solidarity & common sense’ wins Bristol SEDO solution

Bristol Trades Union Council sends a huge congratulations to the postal workers at Bristol South East delivery Office and the Bristol branch of the Communication Workers Union on their victory in getting the reinstatement of one of their members

Management had been brought to their senses after CWU members voted by an 86 per cent majority for industrial action in support of their colleague, who, they felt, had been treated unfairly by the company.

Full details can be found on by following this link ‘Solidarity & common sense’ wins Bristol SEDO solution

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Save Our Post Office

Photos from December 1st Day of Action
Save Our Post Office
These are some of the photographs taken on the Bristol Communication Workers Union day of action to save Britain’s Post Offices. A full report of Bristol’s Day of Action can be found at Bristol’s day of action to Save Our Post Offices

More information about the CWU’s campaign can be found here save Our Post Office

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Save Our Post Office

We need YOU on the
December 1st Day of Action
Save Our Post Office
Assemble 12noon to 14:00 at
St. Peters Church, Castle Park
or meet us outside the Galleries entrance to the Post Office, Castle Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XX

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is fighting to save our nation’s cherished Post Office network.

This campaign has recently been launched by the CWU in response to the bombshell announcement that 74 Crown offices are to be franchised (privatised) to high-street retailer WH Smith – a move which will impact some 800 jobs and drastically cut services to communities.

The CWU is fighting back, with a range of high-profile local and national campaign activities being planned over the next few months – particularly in the run-up to Christmas.

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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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Usdaw steps up the campaign for M&S staff

Usdaw is campaigning to get trade union rights for M&S staff. Thousands of M&S employees have already joined the Union but M&S is refusing to talk to the union let alone enter a recognition agreement with them. In stepping up the campaign USDAW have organised a petitioning picket for

1.00 to 3.00 pm on Friday 16 December
Marks and Spencer
Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XX

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Post Office workers to strike

Saturday, 3rd December 2016

The Post Office managers, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, will be joining with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in targeting the 300 Crown Offices on what is believed to be the busiest day of the year when people send cards and parcels to relatives and friends outside the UK.