UNISON South West is building the fight against the threat of regional pay in the NHS with 18 events across the region this month and running up to the March for the Future that Works in London, Glasgow and Belfast on 20 October.

The events kicked off today, with a morning lobby in Gloucester - and there will be a lobby of the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust's annual board meeting, from 4pm this afternoon, outside Salisbury Arts Centre in Bedwin Street.

UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: "I urge trust boards to reconsider being part of the cartel, and risking damaging staff morale and the service itself," and she called on members and friends to support the events.

 

The programme will continue this Wednesday in Poole, where a lobby of the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust board meeting will take place, and in Bristol on Thursday, where the University Hospitals Bristol NHS foundation trust annual meeting will be the taking place.

The full list of events:

BRISTOL

Wednesday 26 September Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust Lobbying of board meeting from 9am at the RICE Centre, RUH - and lobbying of the annual members' meeting from 7pm at the Assembly Rooms, Bath.

Thursday 27 September University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Lobbying of annual members' meeting starting at 9am Location: outside the education centre, UHBT (opposite the main entrance of the BRI), Bristol

Thursday 27 September University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Lobbying from 3pm of the annual members' meeting Location: outside the education centre, UHBT (opposite the main entrance of the BRI), Bristol

Thursday 27 September North Bristol NHS Trust Lobbying board meeting from 10am Location: outside the main entrance of Frenchay Hospital

CORNWALL

Thursday 27 September Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Lobby of trust board meeting starts at 11.45am until 1pm, when a staff petition against the pay cartel will be handed in. Location: outside the knowledge spa, Treliske hospital, Truro - and, in October, there will be a lobby of the AGM (details to be confirmed nearer the time)

DEVON

Tuesday 25 September North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Lobby of trust board meeting starts at 7am Location: main entrance, Barnstaple Hospital

Wednesday 26 September Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Lobby of trust board meeting starts at 9am Location: outside of the main entrance of RD&E Hospital

Thursday 27 September Devon Partnership NHS Trust Lobby of trust board meeting starts at 7am Location: main entrance, Wonford House Hospital, Exeter

DORSET

Wednesday 26 September Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust Lobby of trust board meeting starts at 8.30am Location: outside of the main entrance of the hospital, Shelley Road, BH1 9JQ

Wednesday 26 September Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Lobby of trust board meeting starts at 8.30am Location: outside the main hospital entrance

Friday 12 October Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Details to be confirmed nearer the time

Details to be confirmed Dorset County Hospital NHS Trust

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Friday 28 September Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Meeting at 8.30am for lobby of trust board meeting Location: 1 College Lawn – outside CGH

SOMERSET/NORTH SOMERSET

Tuesday 25 September Lobby of Trust Board meeting taking place from 8am for 8.30am Somerset Partnership NHS Trust Location: Entrance to Lyngford House, Taunton

Wednesday 26 September Lobby of Trust Board meeting between 8am and 9am Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Location: Main Entrance of Yeovil District Hospital

Wednesday 26 September Lobby of Trust Board meeting starting at 7am Weston Area Health NHS Trust Location: outside the main hospital entrance

Thursday 27 September Lobby of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board meeting starting at 1.30pm, preceded by a members' meeting at 1pm. Board meeting starts at 2pm. Location: Main Entrance, the Academy, Great Western Hospital, Weston-super-Mare

Thursday 27 September Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Lobbying of board meeting from 8am to 10am Location: outside the main entrance of Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton