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Service cuts, redundancies and rising caseloads: St. Mungo’s staff vote for indefinite strike action

Unite members from St.Mungo’s vote to escalate their month-long strike to indefinitely, after charity refuses to meet pay demands

How can workers turn strikes into wins?

‘The way the NHS is managed is breaking workers’. Bristol nurses take historic strike action

Image of the 2021 UCU Bristol strike

Voices

‘Academic and support staff are suffering – it’s time for universities to dip into their rainy day funds’

University of Bristol staff deserve a pay rise after years of real-terms cuts, so why won’t it lift salaries? Recent growth is unsustainable, and investing in pay could help not just workers but local businesses and the city.

Image of a masked nurse in a hospital operating room (credit: Royal College of Nursing)

Reports

As nurses vote for historic industrial action, is Bristol facing a winter of strikes? 

Listen: Bristol Unpacked with Neil Maggs

Listen: Why Reach PLC’s Bristol Live journalists are striking, with National Union of Journalists’ Paul Breeden

Students occupy Bristol University in support of striking staff

Students have occupied the management floor of University of Bristol’s Senate House, demanding that the Vice-Chancellor supports striking staff

“What do we want? Equal Pay. When? 1970.”

Despite sector profits nationally, universities lecturers strike over poor pay, insecurity and gender inequality Staff at the University of Bristol and UWE have joined a...

Library workers get militant

It wasn’t just the doctors striking this week. Libraries closed across the city yesterday as library assistants went on strike.

Feeling undervalued, unheard – but determined. Talking to doctors on Bristol’s pickets today.

Today junior doctors in Bristol joined thousands of their colleagues across England in striking against the proposed changes to their contracts by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The Bristol Cable joined one of the pickets.....

“Doctors have united against the government to protect patients.”

Junior doctors are striking today in response to government plans to change their contracts. Here is why.

The history of struggle at Avonmouth Docks

The Avonmouth Docks have been a site of dispute since opening in 1877 as detailed in these six events from 1923 to the present day.