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The University of Bristol will be hit with three days of strike action from Wednesday 1st December 2021 to Friday 3rd December 2021 organised by the University and College Union (UCU). Full details of the strike and background to the Pension and pay dispute can be found here.
The UCU members are demanding that their employers take decisive, meaningful, national action to close gender, close gender, ethnicity, and disability pay gaps and reduce workloads and casual employment of lecturers, researchers, librarians, and student support staff and revoking the retirement-altering deep cuts to their pension scheme the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).
The UCU members will also be taking action short of a strike, starting with working to contract, from 1st December 2021.
DO ALL YOU CAN TO SUPPORT. Turn up on picket lines, send messages of support and contribute to the fighting fund. We’ve heard that the Bristol Unite GPM&IT branch has donated £200, can other branches in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire area match that?
The UCU will be picketing from 08:30 on Wednesday 1st December 2021. School and Department picket locations and details as regards the Thursday and Friday strike days are available from the UCU.
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University and College Union members at Bristol have organised so that Jo Grady, UCU General Secretary, will be speaking at a Regional Strike Rally and March in Bristol
Wednesday 26th February at 11 am
Followed by a march to College Green.
Please bring your banners.
UCU members at Bristol University will be on strike during February and March.
The disputes centre on the sustainability of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and rising costs for members, and on universities’ failure to make significant improvements on pay, equality, casualisation and workloads. The full strike dates are:
Week one – Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February
Week two – Monday 24, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 February
Week three – Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March
Week four – Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March
Further details about the disputes can be found by following this link
UCU announces 14 strike days at 74 UK universities in February and March
The University of Bristol will be hit with eight days of strike action from Monday 25 November 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019.
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
- Canynge Hall
Victoria St, Bristol, BS1 6AY
On National Dignity Day, the Gloucestershire, Avon & Somerset Region of the National Pensioners’ Convention invites you to a public meeting to consider what dignity means to young and old alike. The false economy of “austerity” has shattered self-esteem as well as destroying lives. To rebuild Broken Britain, we need to re-build confidence and demand that governments respond to our call for a fairer society.
More information about the day and how to book a place can be found in this flyer DIGNITY FOR THE MANY!
The dates are Thursday 22 February, Friday 23 February, Monday 26 February, Tuesday 27 February, Wednesday 28 February, Monday 5 March, Tuesday 6 March, Wednesday 7 March, Thursday 8 March, Monday 12 March, Tuesday 13 March, Wednesday 14 March, Thursday 15 March, Friday 16 March.
|18:00:-||The Bristol Branch of the UCU are holding an evening event, co-hosted by Bristol Student Labour Party called ‘Why is my lecturer on strike?’ Lecture Theatre 3, Woodland Road Complex, BS8 1TB.|
|08:00:||Picket lines staffed Senate House (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH).|
|10:30:||Rally, Rally, Senate House (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH). We suggest anyone who would like to join us and show support should head to this location either for rally/march or picket.|
|11:00-11:30:||March to Wills Memorial Building (Queens Road, BS8 1RJ)|
|11:30-12:00:||Rally, Wills Memorial Building|
|12:00-:||Teach-Outs will be held at Woodlands Church, Belgrave Road, Bristol, BS8 2AA. Topics include the history of the trade union movement, and the anniversary of 1968 protests.|
|08:00:||Picket lines staffed (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH)|
|10:30:||Rally, Senate House (Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TH)|
|13:30:||Wills Memorial Building (Queens Road, BS8 1RJ)|
|14:00-14:30:||Rally, Wills Memorial Building (Queens Road, BS8 1RJ)|
Bristol Trades Union Council urges all trade unionists to support the members of the UCU in this industrial dispute.
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The crisis in the Post Office created by senior Post Office management has forced the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to announce five days of strikes in the week leading up to Christmas, targeting the 300 Crown Offices.
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