Friday, 26 February 2016

Week of Action for the NHS starting 5th March

The Junior Doctors will be on strike again for 48 hours starting at 8 am on 9th March.

Ahead of that on Saturday 5th March the Bristol People's Assembly have organised a march to protest against Jeremy Hunt's plans for the NHS - meet at The Fountains, Bristol City Centre at 1 pm on 5th March.

In Weston, there will be Junior Doctors picket lines at Weston General Hospital on:

9th March - 8 am to 5 pm
10th March - 8 am to 5 pm

On 11th March Protect Our NHS North Somerset have organised a demonstration outside John Penrose's surgery demanding Jeremy Hunt's resignation - meet at 3.30 pm on 11th March at the For All Healthy Living Centre, 68 Lonsdale Avenue, Weston super Mare

Please try to attend any or all of these event, even if it's only for half an hour or so to show your support for the Junior Doctors, and our NHS.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Demonstration calling for Jeremy Hunt's resignation - 11th March

Protect our NHS North Somerset has organised a demonstration on Friday March 11th at 3:30pm, to call for Jeremy Hunt's resignation.

It will be held outside the surgery of John Penrose MP, who will be in the For All Healthy Living Centre, 68 Lonsdale Avenue, WSM.

We will gather on the road opposite the HLC as political activities are not allowed on HLC premises.

Needless to say, it will be a polite and democratic representation of our view that Mr Hunt's actions as Secretary of State for Health, particularly in his mishandling of the junior doctor's contract, has been unacceptable.

Labour, Lib Dem and Green Parties will also be invited, together with the unions and representatives of the doctors at Weston Hospital.  The demonstration coincides with one of their 48 hour strikes as it happens.

All parties and organisations attending will be given a platform for a very brief (2 minute) speech.

We aim to show the Conservative Government that their extreme and insensitive policies are beginning to cause the progressive parties to overcome their differences.

In the (unlikely) event that Jeremy Hunt has already resigned by March 11th, the demonstration will still go ahead, in the form of a discussion of what needs to be done to restore the NHS to its former self.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

North Somerset UNISON takes part in Heart Unions Week

North Somerset UNISON Reps take part in the Big Workplace Meeting

The Big Workplace meeting - our IT didn't work so we had to huddle round a laptop

Pat Barrett loves unions because they stand up for justice and fairness

Recruitment Stall in the Canteen at Castlewood, complete with coffee cups!

We're proud to be trade union members

On Weston High Street with comrades from PCS, USDAW and UNITE

North Somerset UNISON supports the Junior Drs Strike Day 2

A couple of photos from today's Junior Doctors Picket Line at Weston General Hospital. As you can see the Drs were blessed with beautiful sunshine and blue skies - must be a sign that they will win!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Heart Unions Week 8th to 14th February

Photo courtesy of South West TUC

North Somerset UNISON members will be on Weston super Mare High Street on Thursday 11th February between 12 and 2 pm to talk to members of the public about the great work undertaken by trade unions and about the nasty trade union bill, which aims to stop that.