One Week to Get to London To Show Your Opposition To Austerity
BADACA supporters ,along with the South West TUC, will be leafletting in Broadmead on Saturday 13th October to publicise the TUC’s ‘A Future That Works’ demonstration in London on Saturday October 20th. Please join us if you can – 12 noon outside BHS. Details here.
Details of coaches from Bristol and surrounding areas to the demonstration can be found on our website here. In most cases these are free to members and their families. Some others are not free but subsidised. We hear that Unite coaches are now fully open to non-members. There is also a link to information about all coaches from the South West. Book a seat now. If you have queries on the information provided please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student film setting out the case for supporting the demonstrations can be seen here. Facebook for 20th October here. Information on TUC website here. Facebook for NUS Student Demonstration on 21st November here.
Only one week to go before nominations close for the mayoral election. Hustings meetings start next week. We want to make sure that there are anti-cuts questions posed at every meeting. We have leaflets to hand out at the meetings as well. A current list of the dates and venues is on our web site here. If you can attend any of these meetings please email email@example.com as soon as possible. We will publicise candidates’ views as widely as possible. If you have an idea for a question please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to ensure that as many of our questions are put to the candidates at as many of the hustings as possible.
NHS fight to defend staff pay and conditions
NHS workers are organising to fight the threats to their pay and conditions posed by employers’ plans to introduce ‘local bargaining‘. This is all part of the government’s plans to fragment and privatise the NHS. BADACA will be supporting the unions in their fightback. Look out for more details of the campaign soon. On a similar theme, don’t forget to sign the 38 Degrees petition to the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (the groups of GPs who will commission NHS services) to ensure they act to protect the NHS against privatisation and fragmentation here. Just enter your postcode and sign the petition for your CCG.
Please help us to distribute the new edition of BADACA’s NHS pamphlet as widely as possible. It’s available online here. You can get printed copies by emailing email@example.com.
Please try to get involved in as many of the activities below as possible and pass the information on to others who may be interested
If you want more information about anything below, email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on BADACA and events can be found at our website www.bristolanticutsalliance.org.uk and via the link to Facebook from there
Twitter - http://twitter.com/BrisNoCuts.
If you have events you would like included in a future bulletin please email details to email@example.com. Our aim is to send out a bulletin every Friday. The deadline for inclusion of events is 5pm on Thursday.
BADACA Open Meeting – Monday 22nd October
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square (River Street), Bristol, BS2 9DB
After the TUC demonstration, come along to discuss the campaign for the months ahead – care closures; NHS ‘local bargaining’ and privatisation; mayoral election; the next round of cuts from Bristol city council. All welcome! Facebook here. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
BADACA Health Group Meeting – Tuesday 13th November (Provisional)
Venue: Bristol County Sports Club, Colston St, BS1 5AE.
At a time when the government’s fragmentation and privatisation of the NHS is beginning to take shape and the unions are organising to fightback against ‘local bargaining’ it seems a good time to re-convene the BADACA hHalth group which put together the excellent pamphlet on the threats to the NHS earlier in the year. All welcome. If you are interested but can’t make this date please email email@example.com – a different date may be possible.
Demonstration Against The EDL – Walthamstow – Saturday 27th October
A National Demonstration to celebrate diversity and stop the EDL in their tracks. Coaches from Bristol (£12/£8). For more information and to book tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook here.
Unite The Resistance National Conference (London) – Saturday 17th November
Full details here. Information on transport from Bristol here