Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Junior Doctors All Out Strike at Weston General Hospital

Junior Doctors were picketing at Weston General Hospital today, and also were on Weston High Street demonstrating CPR.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Protest against the Education White paper - 27th April

27th April at 5 pm

The NUT have organised a protest outside Weston super Mare town hall at 5pm on Wednesday 27th April.

The protest is to build momentum in the campaign against the Education white paper, and also to highlight the attacks on both education and health. The Junior Doctors are also on strike that day and will join the protest.

Please attend to show your support - it's only for half an hour.

26th and 27th April - Junior Doctors Strike

Junior Doctors all out strike - picket lines at Weston General Hospital from 9 am to 5 pm on both days. Please pop down to show your support.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The Divide at the Curzon Clevedon on 27th April

On 27th April at 7 pm the Curzon will be screening the new documentary film The Divide inspired by the acclaimed book The Spirit Level - Why Equality is Better for Everyone by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show how in developed countries almost everything - from life expectancy to mental illness, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how economically prosperous a society is, but how equal it is, and that societies with a bigger gap between rich and poor are bad for everyone in them - including the well-off. It also suggests how we can find positive solutions and move towards a happier, fairer future.

The Divide film tells the story of 7 individuals striving for a better life in modern day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%. By plotting these tales together, we uncover how every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.

The Divide will be preceded by Richard Wilkinson's TED Talk on How Economic Inequality Harms Societies, and will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Paul Dunn from North Somerset Labour Party with:

· Katharine Round, Director of The Divide

· Stewart Lansley, economist and author of many books on poverty, wealth and inequality including: Breadline Britain (2015); The Cost of Inequality (2011); Top Man (a biography of Philip Green, 2007); Rich Britain (2006) and Poor Britain (with Joanna Mack, 1985)

· Paul Wheeler, Equality Bristol

A number of local organisations will have information stalls in the Oak room and foyer areas ahead of the screening, from 6 pm. They include:

· Citizens Advice Bureau
· Equality North Somerset
· North Somerset Green Party
· North Somerset Labour Party
· Somerset Savings and Loans
· Transition Clevedon

Tickets: www.curzon.org.uk

More information on inequality and poverty: https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/

More information on the film at: http://thedividedocumentary.com/

Watch the trailer

Friday, 1 April 2016

Junior Doctors Strike dates in April

The Junior Doctors will be on strike again for 48 hours starting at 8 am on 6th April.
In Weston, there will be Junior Doctors picket lines at Weston General Hospital on:

6th April - 8.30 am to 5 pm
7th April - 8.30 am to 5 pm

Unless anything changes there will be a further 48 hour strike starting at 8 am on 26th April and again there will be picket lines at Weston General Hospital starting around 8.30 am on 26th April and 8.30 am on 27th April.

Please show your support for the Junior Doctors and our NHS.