workers rights

Reports

These workers on strike at British Gas are facing ‘fire and rehire’. Is this a sign of things to come?

As we speak to Bristol’s British Gas workers striking against ‘fire and rehire’ tactics, similar disputes rage across the country - is this a sign of the times?

Amazon agency warehouse workers allege being underpaid and shifts cancelled last minute

Big ideas of what a good 'new normal' could look like after coronavirus

Coronavirus in Bristol

Trade Unions have been called ‘dinosaurs’. Could the looming recession save them from extinction?

The Cable sits down with local trade union leader Nigel Costley to find out how trade unions can survive and thrive in a Covid context.

Coronavirus in Bristol

Sacked Bristol Uni temp workers to get coronavirus support after backlash

Coronavirus in Bristol

Calls for Bristol Uni to U-turn on coronavirus sacking of 84 temp workers

'Workers are turning to each other. We can beat coronavirus, weak rights and unscrupulous bosses'

Amid worries about pay and new confusion about if people should be working or not during the new lockdown, workers are organising in new ways, writes Stuart Melvin.

‘The government threw us under the bus’: How Bristol food businesses are working to survive coronavirus

Small businesses, especially in hospitality, face bankruptcy as Bristol goes into self isolation, but some are finding innovative ways to respond to the crisis.

Watch: Deliveroo Orders Rejected - a short documentary

The gig economy is getting bigger. But some workers are getting organised. In 2018, Bristol workers joined in.

Bristol Cable members set the news agenda - BBC air Lopresti slavery investigation

BBC Points West helped us tell the story of how ice cream and property boss Salvatore Lopresti kept men in slave-like conditions.

Fighting fires and austerity

Catching up with the union that fights for the rights of those who fight fires.

Fighting the gig economy – of academics not students

Lots of Bristol University staff are highly educated, but casually employed. Bristol UCU is campaigning to change that.

Watch: the women working on the tools and bucking the trend

Inspiring stories of local women bucking the trend and building successful careers in the trades.

Lopresti ice cream bosses slavery trial date set

Salvatore and Roberto Lopresti face modern day slavery charges.

Bristol care workers battle charity over ‘unfair’ pay for sleep-in shifts

Bristol Care Workers Network are protesting against learning disability charity Mencap, in a legal battle that could lead to £20 million in back pay.

Out of the frying pan and into the fire: A refugee’s story of the fight for the right to work

The barriers government put in the way of people working when they come to the UK

The day gig economy workers struck back

A powerful display by precarious workers

Update: Loprestis' ‘No plea’ in slavery case

Ice cream bosses face will face Crown Court next month

Exclusive: Lopresti ice cream bosses face slavery charges

Salvatore and Robert Lopresti face charges of forced labour.

Yoga will not fix the NHS stress crisis, staff say

Stressed out staff say they need need system change and leadership support, not resilience training.

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...

Revealed: NHS staff in Bristol are being worked until they’re sick with stress

In the 70th year of the NHS, an investigation by the Cable reveals that those who care for the nation are in need of serious attention.

The sting: private investigators and spying on fracking and trade union activists

One firm shuts down its websites nationwide after hearing about this Cable investigation.

Lopresti tries to cover-up exploitation...by removing stickers!

Can you spot the difference?