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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.

Loving anti-racist music in Bristol

27 July 2010
Love Music Hate Racism and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) were invited to this year’s World Village Festival in Southmead, Bristol.

Anti-cuts campaign at Bristol university

18 May 2010
The campaign against cuts erupted at Bristol university last week.

Protest in Bristol at leaders’ TV debate

23 April 2010
A lively demo greeted the leaders TV election debate in Bristol.

Campaigning against the Nazis

20 April 2010
Bristol Four groups of anti‑Nazi campaigners were out across Bristol last Saturday.

Bristol: the ‘riots’ that helped us speak out - and party

12 January 2010
Britain’s multi-racial music and street style is the subject of two new exhibitions – timely and revealing reminders of the ways society changed during the 1980s.

Andy Abel—a tribute

06 October 2009
Activists in Bristol organised a unique tribute to much-missed SWP member Andy Abel last week when this billboard appeared next to the M32 in Eastville. Over 200 attended a special event to celebrate Andy’s life last Saturday. Dave Merrick and Jeff Brewster would like to thank everyone who made it such a success.

Banksy versus Bristol Museum

21 July 2009
The popular artist Banksy has brought together over 100 pieces of work at an exhibition in Bristol. Banksy versus Bristol Museum sees him "remixing" the site in his own subversive manner. The exhibition is on until 31 August.

Tesco workers vote on relocation

07 July 2009
Members of the Unite union at Tesco’s distribution facility in Chepstow in Wales are set to be balloted for industrial action over the company’s decision to relocate them eight miles over the border in Avonmouth, Bristol.

Bristol College ballot on staffing review

16 June 2009
Workers at the City of Bristol College are balloting for strike action over job losses.

Bristol bins strike off as workers accept deal

09 June 2009
Refuse workers in the Unite union in Bristol have called off a planned all-out strike over pay, which was due to start on Wednesday of this week.

Refuse workers strike in Bristol

02 June 2009

Bristol bin workers strike

26 May 2009

Float rallies the anti-fascist fight in Bristol

12 May 2009
Around 150 people took part in a broad-based day of action against the BNP in Bristol last weekend. Councillor Bill Payne launched the events as a cavalcade of cars, lorries and bicycles moved off to tour east and central Bristol.

Last 'Bristol 3' postal worker wins reinstatement

30 September 2008
Kay Gibbs, the last of the "Bristol 3" – three CWU union members who were sacked after last year’s national postal workers’ strike – has been reinstated.

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