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Bristol


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.

Bristol paramedics must dial 999 for support

12 August 2008
Paramedics on emergency callouts in the Bristol area have had to phone 999 to demand back-up.

Postal workers march to support the Bristol 3

05 August 2008
Over 300 postal workers and their supporters marched in Bristol on Monday in support of the "Bristol 3" – CWU union members who were sacked after last year’s national strike.

Campaign steps up to defend CWU union activists

16 July 2008
The postal workers’ CWU union has signalled its intention to fight against attacks on its activists by calling a demonstration in Bristol, where three workers have been unfairly sacked for alleged incidents during last year’s national dispute.

Bristol post workers threaten strike over sackings

01 July 2008
The possibility of a post strike across the Bristol area took a step forward as the CWU union stepped up its campaign for the reinstatement of three workers who were sacked for alleged incidents relating to last year’s national dispute.

Anger as four Bristol postal workers sacked

18 December 2007
Four postal workers have been sacked in Bristol as a result of events during the recent national strike. Two have been sacked at the South East delivery office (SEDO) after alleged clashes on the picket line.

Return to Palestine DVD

17 December 2007
Ed Hill is a Bristol based activist who visited Palestine in 2005 and 2006 for the olive harvest as part of the Zaytoun collective, which imports and sells fair trade Palestinian olive oil.

Cadbury Keynsham fight grows

11 December 2007
Over 400 people marched through the streets of Keynsham near Bristol on Saturday of last week to protest against the planned closure of the Cadbury’s factory with the loss of 500 jobs.

Winning solidarity across the trade union movement

17 July 2007
Bristol: Activists brought eight banners to the CWU picket line at the Patchway office in Bristol at 5am during last weeks strike.

Strike ballot at First Bus in Bristol over sackings

15 May 2007
A successful fightback at First Bus in Bristol has begun. The T&G union agreed to start balloting to strike over the recent sackings of 14 drivers and a further 140 being put on final written warnings.

First Bus drivers sacked for being early

01 May 2007
First Group, which has a near monopoly on the inner city buses in Bristol, has recently increased its attacks on bus drivers.

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