Friday, 15 January 2016

Make Community Meals a Statutory Service - Sign the Petition

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched a UK Government and Parliament petition calling for the Meals on Wheels service to be protected in statutory law. With ongoing budget cuts impacting on the Meals on Wheels provision in the UK many be closed down, or significantly reduced as a means to save money, currently this is a discretionary service (not statutory by law).

This petition is to call upon the government to consider making Meals on Wheels a statutory protected service for those considered most at risk in the community to help ensure greater provisions across England, Scotland and Wales. Meals on Wheels is currently a discretionary service – this needs to change.

The link to the petition can be found here

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

North Somerset UNISON supports the Junior Doctors Strike

On 13th January Junior Doctors at Weston General Hospital took strike action for 24 hours, with cover for emergency care. The doctors picketed the hospital and also were on Weston High Street talking to members of the public about why they are striking. UNISON supports the Junior Doctors - they are fighting for all NHS workers and for the NHS itself.

There are further days of industrial action planned for 26th and 27th January and 10th February. Please attend the picket line at Weston Hospital from 8 am on each day to show your support.

Here are a some photos from the day.

North Somerset UNISON Annual General Meetings

North Somerset UNISON's Annual General Meetings will take place on:

  • 23rd February at 12.30 pm at Clevedon Town Council, 44 Old Street, Clevedon, BS21 6BU
  • 24th February at 12.30 pm at Friends Meeting House, High Street, Weston super Mare, BS23 1JF

We are pleased to announce that this year we will have two guest speakers:

Nigel Costley, Regional Secretary of South West TUC will speak at the Clevedon meeting

Joanne Kaye, Regional Secretary of UNISON South West will speak at the Weston meeting

Lunch will be provided to UNISON members who RSVP to