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How we organised to break racism on Bristol buses

08 October 2013
Fifty years ago, black people in Bristol organised a boycott of Bristol buses. Paul Stephenson and other campaign leaders addressed an anniversary meeting last week and two of them, Guy Bailey and Roy Hackett, spoke to Ken Olende

McCluskey challenged in Unite leadership election

12 January 2013
Victimised former union convenor at Rolls-Royce in Bristol, Jerry Hicks, has put himself forward for Unite union’s general secretary election.

Reports round-up

31 December 2012
Walkout for Bristol postal workers Around 100 postal workers at a delivery office in south Bristol struck on 17 December for a second time.

Reports round-up

11 December 2012
Bristol post workers deliver solid strike A solid strike took place at Mead Street sorting office in Bristol on Monday of this week to defend national agreements and fight unreasonable workloads. Over 100 managers from across the south west were brought in to try and break the strike.

Bristol marches against bosses' plan for NHS regional pay

04 December 2012
Over 1,000 health workers and activists protested in Bristol last Saturday against regional pay. Radiographers marched with physiotherapists, nurses, ward clerks, medical secretaries, estates staff and midwives.

Bristol postal workers vote for strikes

27 November 2012
Workers at a Bristol postal sorting office have voted to strike in a dispute over workload. Some 81 percent of the CWU union members at the Mead Street depot voted to stage walkouts.

Bristol post workers vote to strike against their management

21 November 2012
Postal workers in the CWU union at the Royal Mail delivery depot in Mead Street, Bristol, have voted to strike by over 80 percent.

EDL arrest in Bristol

20 November 2012
The leader of the racist English Defence League (EDL) in Bristol has been arrested in connection with racist graffiti sprayed on mosques and temples.

Socialists standing in by-elections

13 November 2012
Voters were set to go to the polls this week in the Manchester Central by-election and the election for Bristol mayor. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates in both.

Health workers call march against south west pay cartel

06 November 2012
The Unite union’s health branch in Bristol has called a demonstration on 1 December against moves to slash pay across the south west of England.

Mail centre closure plan in Gloucester

21 August 2012
Royal Mail last week announced plans to close Gloucester mail centre and transfer the bulk of its work to Bristol.

Transport round-up

24 July 2012
Workers in the RMT union at Barton Hall rail depot in Bristol have voted to strike over a reduction in their hours.

Pride marches in Glasgow, Bristol and Bournemouth

17 July 2012
Pride marches took place across Britain on Saturday for LGBT rights. In Glasgow some 6,000 people took part, making it what organisers say is the largest ever in Scotland.

Racists outnumbered by Bristol protests and Pride

17 July 2012
The English Defence League’s (EDL) promise of a march of thousands in Bristol turned out to be a damp squib last Saturday.

Hundreds protest to defend NHS

27 March 2012
Around 100 people joined a protest outside the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) on Thursday of last week. It was called in 24 hours after news that the Health and Social Care Bill had been passed.

200 protest to save Filton Airfield

21 February 2012
Around 200 people protested in the rain against the closure of Filton Airfield near Bristol on Saturday.

Bristol workers organise to take the fight forward

07 February 2012
Some 250 people came to Bristol Council House on Monday of this week for a rally organised by Unite the Resistance and the Bristol And District Anti-Cuts Alliance (Badaca). Some 16 local union branches sponsored the rally.

LGBT History Month: OutStories Bristol talks and tours

04 February 2012
OutStories Bristol aims to collate and preserve the social history of LGBT people in Bristol. It has scheduled a string of talks in the city throughout February.

Bristol activists call meetings to build the fight

24 January 2012
Union activists in Bristol are busy building a public meeting on the pensions dispute. Mark Serwotka and other speakers will address the event on Monday 6 February.

Occupy protests keep on growing

08 November 2011
There are now at least 15 occupations underway across Britain—in Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight, London Stock Exchange, London Finsbury Square, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

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