Protest the Government’s Visa Income Thresholds

Last year, the government announced drastic increases to the salaries required to qualify for several types of UK work visa. These will begin to take effect from April.

We need to stand against this.

We’ll meet in Manzil Way, Oxford, OX4 1YH at midday. We’ll then march to Bonn Square, OX1 1LQ, where there will be a rally with a few speakers.

Confirmed speakers so far include Mike Clancy, Prospect General Secretary.

Download the flier/poster

Protect the Right to Strike March and Rally

Oxford & District Trades Union Council has booked a coach from Oxford to Cheltenham for the TUC Protect the Right to Strike National March and Rally.

Seats are already going before we have publicly advertised our coach.

If you want to book a seat please email me with your name, mobile number, Trade Union (and Branch), and where you would like to board the coach.

Pick-up points are below with the What3words links to help find the exact pick-up places:

10.00 Bus stop outside the Saïd Business School on Frideswide Square
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10:15 London Bus stop on St Clements
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10:25 Headington Shops
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In solidarity,

Pól Ó Ceallaigh,
Secretary, Oxford & District Trades Union Council

May Day events – 2023

Join us to celebrate International Workers Day on Monday 1 May.

March, speakers, workshops and other events – click on the image to download the flier.

  • Workshops (14:30 to 17:00) – topics:
    • Build solidarity with striking workers
    • Climate justice – trade unions for a just transition
    • Migrant rights – join the fight to keep Campsfield closed
    • Our NHS – lessons from the 1930s healthcare in Oxfordshire
    • Community organising – people power (the sky’s the limit)
    • Strikes and occupations in Oxfordshire in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! March Together — Strike Together

We are facing the worst cost of living crisis in generations. Inflation is at a 40 year high, and the government’s own forecaster predicts an average fall of 7% in household income over the next two years. Many will lose much more than 7%.

Click for the full flier as a PDF

But there has been incredible resistance to the employers’ offensive. In the last few months hundreds of thousands of workers have taken strike action, shutting down postal, rail and border services, and raising the alarm about the crisis in the NHS. More workers are likely to join the strike wave in the coming months. The fact that employers and the government are coordinating their action means our side has to do the same. There have been amazing examples of solidarity between unions, but this needs to be built
into a force that can stop the attacks.

Join us on January 22nd to demand we march together and strike together to build a movement that can win.

Oxfordshire Solidarity Rally with Striking Workers

20 July 2022, 19:00-20:30

Rose Hill Community Centre, Carole’s Way, Oxford OX4 4HF

3 Bus from Westgate Stop (Norfolk Street) & High Street

  • The people who were key-workers last year are now being offered below-inflation pay offers – or no pay rises at all!
  • The railway workers, postal workers, university staff, barristers and others are leading the way. It is time all workers got a decent pay rise.
  • Industrial action is the workers’ last line of defense.

Speakers to include:
Manuel Cortes: TSSA General Secretary
Brendan Kelly: RMT Regional Organiser (South Wales & West)

Download the flyer and the poster for this event.

“We demand better” March and Rally on June 18

Working people have had enough. Everything is going up but our wages.  Ministers partied while people died. Now they do nothing while living standards plummet and P&O lays off hundreds of workers on the spot.

It is time for a new deal for working people. We need help with energy bills and a real pay rise for every worker. Let’s take matters into our own hands – and get out on the streets.

On 18 June, in London, let’s tell this government: we DEMAND better.

Booking form for Oxfordshire coaches to TUC “We demand better”  March and Rally on June 18

We demand…
– A real pay rise for every worker – and a real living wage for all
– Respect and security for all workers – ban zero hours contracts, ban fire and rehire, decent sick pay now
– End racism at work
– Tax energy profits to pay our bills
– Raise universal credit
– Boost union bargaining rights now
– And more than that: we demand a government that listens and acts to support working people.

Join us in London on 18 June.  Please fill in form below to book your seat(s) on the coach.  Coach seats are free to members and family of supporting unions, and we hope to provide them free to non-union members too depending on demand.  However, if demand is very high we may have to make a small charge.  This will not be more than £5.
Bring your banners, your placards and signs. Bring your workmates, your family and friends.  Invite local community organisations, foodbanks and allies.  Let’s make some noise, get out on the streets and start the push back: WE DEMAND BETTER.

Called by the TUC, supported by major national unions. Local mobilisation supported by Oxford & District Trades Union Council, Oxfordshire UNISON Health branch and more …

NEW DONATION DRIVE – ITEMS NEEDED *IN* UKRAINE

Dear Oxford Community,

Volunteers on the ground in Ukraine have reached out for help as many of the essential items needed have been now sold out in Ukraine and Poland. If you can obtain and donate any of the following, please bring the donations to  Clarendon House (Cornmarket St) on Thursday 10th or Friday 11th of March, between 10am to 6pm. Donations will be delivered directly to people in Ukraine either via post or by trucks.

People staying in Ukraine need:

  • Wi-fi routers
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Power banks
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamps and torch lights with batteries
  • Portable generators
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol, plasters, and bandages
  • Antifungal/’Athlete’s Foot’ Cream (clotrimazole)
  • Hydrogen peroxide and other disinfectants
  • Medical tourniquets (CAT Gen-7) and pressure bandages (Israeli 6’’)
  • Instant heating packs (thermochemical pads)
  • Sterile gloves and medical gowns
  • Thermos flasks
  • Containers for liquid food
  • Sleeping bags
  • Foam mats (to put under the sleeping bag)
  • Mini seat pads (for one person to sit on the ground)
  • Balaclava ski masks (dark colours)
  • Men’s tactical gloves
  • Men’s thermal clothing in good condition and dark colours (please do not bring worn out items)
  • Small folding shovels
  • Bags for sand and large trash bags (120 litres)

If you can help with receiving and sorting the collections, please contact Karolina Bassa on email karolina.bassa@bnc.ox.ac.uk or Whatsapp (+48 694 482 828). Thank you !!!