Tues 18th June – Demos against the Bedroom Tax
Assemble from 6pm outside either Poole Civic Centre or Bournemouth Town Hall
We are calling on Bournemouth and Poole councils to give assurances that no social housing tenants will be evicted due to arrears accrued through the Bedroom Tax and will be holding demonstrations outside both town halls prior to full council meetings.More details
Thurs 4th July – Public Meeting Against the Bedroom Tax
7pm at the Colliton Club, Dorset Room Dorchester DT1 1XT
Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland & Dist TUC are hosting a meeting against the Bedroom Tax with provisional speakers Tim Nicholls, Cllr Paul Kimber, Lee Rhodes and Michael McManus of the Dorset Bedroom Tax Group. Click here for more details
19th – 21st March 2013 – Week of Action against Workfare
Members of BPACC over 3 days of events, handed out hundreds of leaflets to the public. Click here for photos and details.
16th Jan – Lobby Against the Closure of Dorset Enterprise
Members of BPACC joined a lobby of Bournemouth Council to keep Dorset Enterprises open it is a valuable employment opportunity for disabled people in Bournemouth open. Echo Story Please sign the online petition Pic1 Pic2 Pic3 Pic4
1st December – Oppose the NHS South West Pay Cartel March & Rally in Bristol
Member’s of BPACC joined the march through Bristol to rally point at Castle Park. Pic
Oct 20th – March For A Future That Works
Over 100,000 people marched through central London to a rally in Hyde Park in protest against the govt’s savage austerity policies. Photos
Sept 28th – Solidarity Evening – A future that works
An evening of guest speakers, food and music was held at the British Legion in Boscombe. More details
Sept 25/26th Sept – AUCB Fresher Fayre
BPACC held a stall handing out hundreds of leaflets and taking names for seats on the coaches travelling to London on Oct 20th for the mass demonstration. Photos
Sept 21st – Fair Tax Campaign
Leaflets were handed out at The Lighthouse, Poole to raise awareness of tax avoidance by big businesses and wealthy individuals. Photos
Sept 6th – Lobby against SW NHS Pay Cartel
Lobby of DHUFT AGM at Carrington Hotel Bournemouth – Pic
July 13th-15th – Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival.
BPACC members attended the weekend and joined the Sunday March with our banner. Festival Pics
July 7th – National Week of Action Against Workfare
A leafletting session took place outside Argos against their use of workfare.
July 11th Leaflets were handed out at Bournemouth Jobcentres giving information and advice to people who are or maybe sent on workfare schemes.
21st Jun 12 – UNISON demo outside Poole Hospital
UNISON delegates from their annual conference being held at the BIC in Bournemouth attended a flash demo outside Poole Hospital in protest against the South West NHS Trust pay cartel
Details and photos
19th Jun 12 – UNISON conference
500 leaflets about workfare were handed out to UNISON delegates attending their national conference at the BIC asking them to support Motion 91
Workfare is unfair leaflet
20th May 12 – Information Stall
BPACC members held a stall at Poole Stadium car boot Photo
16th May 12 – Tell May Cuts No Way
A small anti cuts protest was held outside the BIC to coincide with the Home Secretary, Teresa May, speaking at the Police Federation Conference. A flyer was also handed out to the delegates. Photos Echo Video
10th May 12 – National Strike Action
Over 400,000 public sector workers in health and education withdrew their labour to challenge the govt’s attack on their pensions. Unions who joined the action included PCS, Unite, RMT, UCU and NIPSA.
6th May 12 – May Day Picnic Dorchester
A free event was held by the Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland Trades Council at Borough Gardens, Dorchester. Info
28th April 12 – Workers Memorial Day
Dorset Trade Unionists remember those workers killed, injured or made ill simply by going to work as part of the TUC National Workers Memorial Day. Safe work is a human right that too many are denied already. The cuts and Red Tape agenda will make it worse. Remember 171 workers killed simply doing their job lasts year. Photo
24th March 12 – Information Stall
BPACC members held a stall in Boscombe to hand out literature and recruit members.
21st March 12- Budget Day Vigil
Members of BPACC gathered in Bournemouth Square to say ” not one more cut” on the day of the chancellors budget for the rich.
20th February 12 – Annual Report
BPACC held an open meeting to report on previous campaigns and events, and to develop our campaigning plan for the coming months. View Report
5th February 12 – Action for the NHS
Members of local groups including BPACC, Bournemouth Uncut, Wessex Solidarity, Occupy Bournemouth and Anonymous worked together in an action for the NHS. The afternoon was spent interacting with the public, sharing information, giving out leaflets and getting template letters to ministers and MPs signed. Over 600 hundred leaflets were distributed and 70 template letters signed.Photos