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)

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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.


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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St Mungo’s workers to strike

Unite supporting St Mungo workers

Hundreds of members of staff working for the homeless charity, St Mungo’s, are set to strike on 16th, 17th, 18th March 2020 after voting by 83.7 per cent for action in a dispute over the reinstatement of ‘race to the bottom’ terms and conditions and a punitive sickness policy.

After more than a year having their demands ignored, the St Mungo’s staff have no choice but to take National Action, including in Bristol.

Unite members will be picketing St Mungo’s offices on

1 New Street, Bristol, BS2 9DX
16th, 17th, 18th March 2020
between 7.30am – 10.00am

Please bring your banners.

Further details about the dispute can be found by following this link
Unite calls for St Mungo’s CEO to step down

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Baggage handlers’ strike set to hit Bristol airport

23 and 24 December 2016
 Travellers at Bristol airport will be hit by two days of strikes as workers at Swissport go on strike for two days on 23 and 24 December.

Check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew, members of Unite will walk out for 48 hours at 00.01 Friday 23 December in a long-running pay dispute, and plans to seriously erode terms and conditions.

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.

Thousands of Post Office staff to strike

10am, Monday, 31st October 2016
Galleries Post Office,
Castle Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XX

Thousands of Post Office staff will walk out on strike on 31 October 2016 in a dispute over jobs, pensions and closures. This will be the second day of strike action by Communication Workers Union members in a dispute over job losses, the closure of the DB pension scheme, and the closure and privatisation of Crown post offices. The union is not ruling out further action in the run-up to Christmas.

The Bristol Trades Union Council banner and delegates will be visiting the Galleries Post Office picket line at 10am on Monday, 31st October 2016 and are urging all trade unionists to support the picket line.

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Bristol City Council Redundancies

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.

UNISON, UNITE the UNION, GMB have issued a joint press statement which can be found here Swingeing government cuts will decimate council services in Bristol, say unions