Sunday, 5 November 2017

Save Weston A&E march and rally on 4th November

Over 300 lovely people turned up for the Save Weston A&E march and rally. It's the biggest and best event seen in Weston since Banksy's Dismaland. Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the day, including volunteer stewards, Red Notes Choir, and our guest speakers - Ant from Shepton Mallet Hospital Campaign, Richard Lawson from the Green party, Karen Passmore from DPAC, Dave Townsend from Labour party, Mike Bell from Liberal Democrat party and Tanya Palmer from UNISON South West. Here's a few photos from the day.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Save Weston A&E March and Rally - 4th November at 12 midday

Assemble at 12 midday on 4th November in the Italian Gardens in Weston super Mare.

There will be a short march around the town, returning to the Italian Gardens to hear speakers from UNISON, Disabled People against the Cuts and local politicians. Music will be provided by Red Notes Choir from Bristol.

All welcome.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Lobby of North Somerset Council - Local Government Pay

At their meeting of 29th September Labour councillors on North Somerset Council took a motion supporting the Local Government pay claim to the council meeting. A few UNISON members came to lobby the councillors as they arrived for the meeting. Sadly due to the massive Tory majority the council voted against it. The full motion is Item 6. 2 at Here are a few photos from the night.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Do you want a pay rise? - Lobby the Council - 26th September



UNISON members along with friends, family and colleagues are invited to attend our lobby of North Somerset Council's meeting on 26th September at 5.30 pm outside the Town Hall in Weston super Mare. Labour councillors are proposing a motion on our pay claim and we need to be there to support them and show all councillors what we think of the pay cap. UNISON will provide placards, or you can bring your own! Meet at 5.30 pm on 26th September outside the Town Hall.

Pay Up Now Recruitment events at Castlewood and the Town Hall

Here's a few photos from our Pay Up Now Recruitment events held this week. Thanks to all the Reps and members who helped out.

Friday, 15 September 2017

An Evening of Music and Politics with Steve Knightley and Guest Speakers

Last night at the Blakehay Theatre in Weston super Mare, North Somerset UNISON members and friends attended an evening of music and politics. The evening was compered by Richard Capps, Secretary of Weston and North Somerset Trades Union Council. Our guest speakers were Steve Timmins from the Save Weston A&E Campaign, Nigel Costley SWTUC Regional Secretary and Joanne Kaye UNISON SW Regional Secretary. The speakers were followed by a brilliant performance by Steve Knightley, who performed a selection of songs especially for us.

Here are a few photos from the night:

Monday, 11 September 2017

End Austerity - March and Rally in Bristol on 9th September

North Somerset UNISON members joined the march and rally in Bristol on 9th September. The demonstration was called by Mayor Rees to send a message to central government that local councils need funding. Here are a few photos from the day: