BARNSLEY TRADES COUNCIL
SUPPORT THE JUNIOR DOCTORS STRIKE; DEFEND THE NHS
8am Wed. Feb. 10th Barnsley Hospital
Barnsley Trades Council is calling on trade unions to send delegations to the Gawber Road entrance of Barnsley Hospital at 8amonwards on Wed. February 10th to show solidarity with the junior doctors’ strike and picket.
Bring your union banners and flags and make your own placards. Around 25 trade unionists joined the striking doctors last time – it would be great if we can make that number bigger.
AXE THE TORY ANTI-TRADE UNION BILL
Protest 12pm – 1pm Thursday Feb. 11th Town Hall Steps – (below the fountains).
Barnsley Trades Council has organised a protest against the Tories’ anti Trade Union Bill as part of a national TUC day of action. We are calling on unions to send delegations, bring banners and placards and come prepared to speak.
We have to defend our unions and defend our right to strike. That is why solidarity with the doctors is so important as well as defying the Tories’ anti trade union laws.
Barnsley Green Party member Dominic Wood, on support for today’s Junior Doctor’s strike.
It was a clear, bright sky that smiled over our Junior Doctor friends at Barnsley District & General Hospital this morning…
Safety is their paramount concern. The dispute is about contracts. BMA (British Medical Association) IRA representative Maria Butterfield was quoted as saying, “We have been asked not to bring banners. This is about the doctors and there message, which is clear and simple.”
Under the new contracts being offered, Student Doctors would have the EU legislative legal protection removed that currently prohibits the working of more than 48 hours a week. The reason for this legal prohibition is the well known and documented fact that tired doctors can kill patients. Unwittingly. Accidentally. Through being pushed to work longer hours than their mental and physical capacities can sustain.
That is why, said a Junior Doctor training in anaesthetics, we are striking in Barnsley today and on the 26th. We care about patients. We came into this profession because we want to help people and patient safety is paramount. Tired doctors can’t work to the best of their ability, much as they would like to do so.
Think about Patient Safety please, Mr. Cameron!
Barnsley junior doctors will be picketing at the main Gawber Road entrance to Barnsley Hospital on Tuesday, 1st December from 8am to 12.30. It would be great if you could get along to show your support. Please bring banners, placards and even goodies for the starving docs!
Here is a video of junior doctors singing for the NHS!