This Better Work

‘Precarity is the thing that joins all this work together’: Bristol’s sex workers demand labour rights

The UK needs to decriminalise sex work to expand labour rights and protections to all, and enable sex workers to unionise, local activists say. 

Healing is a justice issue: how can we radicalise the voluntary sector, amid a perfect storm of cuts?

Victory for sex workers as council votes to keep strip clubs open in Bristol

Reports

Sex workers and women’s groups respond to consultation showing strong support for strip clubs

The results of a public consultation show 86% of respondents don't want strip clubs banned, just three weeks before the council decides their fate – and that of their workers.

Cable Community News

Safe workplace or damaging to society? Cable readers share views on plans to ban Bristol’s strip clubs

Callouts

Have your say: Should Bristol ban strips clubs?

Have your say

Battle over Bristol’s strip clubs reignited as licenses renewed for now

Bristol’s two sexual entertainment venues have their licenses renewed, but council plans could see them banned next year.

Revealed: Pornographer mayoral candidate faces assault and ‘pimping’ allegation

The independent mayoral candidate denies the allegations made by a young woman in an exclusive interview with the Cable

Councillors approve public consultation on controversial strip club ban

Plans to ban sexual entertainment venues have been cricitised by councillors, sex workers and the nighttime economy sector. But now the public will have its say.

Investigation: Bristol’s invisible sex trade

The police are struggling to deal with sexual exploitation happening online. How does this off-street sex trade operate in this city?

Should strip clubs be banned?

The renewal of the licenses for two strip clubs in Bristol in March reignited debate in the city about the presence of sexual entertainment venues...

One25: Helping women off the streets

The charity's chief executive tells the Cable about supporting sex workers with love, and trying to help women off the streets.