19 Nov 2011

OCCUPY BRISTOL' CAMP OUT ON CAPITA PICKET LINE




ANTI-CAPITALIST PROTESTORS FROM THE 'OCCUPY BRISTOL' CAMP AT COLLGE GREEN HAVE CAMPED OVERNIGHT ON THE ANTI-CAPITA PICKET LINE OF 500 CWU MEMBERS ON STRIKE AT THE TEMPLE MEADS-VICTORIA STREET ROUNDABOUT SITE.

CWU Bristol Branch Secretary Dave Wilshire said:

"'Occupy Bristol' and our Bristol Capita members are fighting the same battle. Capita is a money-rich employer that is forcing many of its workers to survive on a minimum wage when they are making profits of a million pounds a day. So far as the CWU is concerned, 'Occupy Bristol' can camp out at Capita for as long as they like. We salute thier idealism and determination. 3,500 CWU members in Bristol and District, including our Capita strikers, have already made the link between anti-capitalism and anti-Capita, and we invite others to visit our picket-line camp to support us today."

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Capita TVL facing Third one day strike by CWU members in Bristol .

Nationally members of the CWU employed by Capita are fighting for a decent pay rise and this Friday 18th they are taking their third day of strike action. In Bristol there are 350 workers involved.
We have a great record in Bristol of solidarity support and we are needed again.This time it’s CWU members at Capita who run the TV Licence contract. Capita are raking in a massive £ one million per day, EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Please find attached a summary of the dispute and what we can do to help by Dave Ward CWU.
 
What we can do in solidarity with the srtikers.....................
1] Send a meassge of support.
2] Visit the picket line (100 Temple Srteet, (far end) near Temple Me ads 07.30 to 10.30
3] Invite a CWU Capita striker to speak at any of your meetings. 
4] Make a donation to the strike fund Cheques made payable to 'CWU Bristol and District' and send to 'Capita Strike' C/O CWU Office 20 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol; BS5 9JA 
See below links to the CWU web site with info and articles and a video. For more information tel: 0790 952 5740
Yours in solidarity,
David Wilshire Bristol CWU Branch Secretary
‘Victory to the CWU in their fight against Capita(lism)’!

 

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