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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.

TV Licensing workers strike over pay

18 October 2011
Some 550 TV licensing workers struck on Monday of this week at Capita in Bristol and Darwen, Lancashire.

Protests on 30 June

21 June 2011
Birmingham: 12 noon, Victoria SquareBristol: 11am from College GreenBrighton: 10.30am, the LevelCambridge: 12noon, Parkers Piece lCardiff: 12noon, City HallGlasgow: 12noon, George SquareLeeds: 12noon, City SquareLeicester: 11.30am, New Walk CentreLiverpool: 12 noon, St George’s PlateauLondon: 11.30am, Lincoln’s Inn FieldManchester: 11am All Saints ParkNewcastle: 1pm, MonumentNorwich:

Bristol: another night of repression and resistance

03 May 2011
Bristol’s streets were again in flames as riots erupted for a second time on Thursday of last week.

Riots in Bristol have sent rich a warning

26 April 2011
The press has dubbed disturbances in Bristol on Thursday of last week the "Tesco riots"—but the explosion of anger I witnessed went far beyond that.

Thousands march against cuts

22 February 2011
Over 3,000 marched in the streets of Bristol on Saturday.

Bristol ambulance staff take action

25 January 2011
Workers at Great Western Ambulance Service in Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and parts of Somerset say they will begin industrial action on Thursday of this week.

Solid strike at Jobcentre Plus

20 January 2011
Around 3,000 members of the PCS civil service workers’ union are striking today (Thursday) and tomorrow over attacks on their working conditions. Their action is severely hitting seven "contact centres"—former benefit processing centres—in Glasgow, Newport (Gwent), Norwich, Sheffield, Bristol, Makerfield and Manchester—that Jobcentre Plus management want to turn into call centres.

Dawn raid for protester who stroked a horse

04 January 2011
Paul Saville, a student from Bristol, was arrested in a dawn raid a week before Christmas.

News from occupation at University of the West of England (UWE)

27 November 2010
On Monday a group of about 50 students from the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, occupied a space at the centre of of the university's main campus, Frenchay.

UWE latest university to occupy

22 November 2010
Up to 50 students are occupying the Core 24 building at UWE (University of the West of England) Frenchay campus in Bristol.

The fight is on to stop Tory cuts

26 October 2010
Anger at the Tories’ vicious assault on our services and jobs erupted onto the streets last Saturday as tens of thousands protested across the country—from Edinburgh to Bristol.

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