30 November day of action: reports from the frontline
Live updates from picket lines and rallies. Please pass on the quick link to your colleagues and friends: www.prospect.org.uk/nov30
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At 7.00 this morning there were pickets at Temple Quay (Planning Inspectorate, Highways Agency and Natural England), 101 Victoria St (Revenue and CWU members),and the Pithay (HSE and CWU members). It is remarkably quiet and the pickets are in a very buoyant mood. They'll be going to the Bristol march (Park St 11.00) and rally (Castle Park 12.30) where one of the speakers will be Prospect Deputy General Secretary Dai Hudd.
Good turnout on picket line at British Library. We expect a very small number of the public reading rooms to open, but there will be a much restricted service. Members will be going along to the central London march and rally later today.
There are six Prospect pickets outside the National Measurement Office (this is the maximum allowed outside each gate or entrance - government regulations). All are in good spirits, and getting lots of supportive pips from passing motorists.
Around a dozen pickets from Prospect and PCS turned away a Royal Mail delivery from the Manchester site at 07.00. At this point only agency staff are attempting to cross the picket line.
Our first photograph shows Prospect and PCS members from the Office of Rail Regulation, Highways Agency and Ofsted and on the picket line outside Manchester's Piccadilly Gate.
Picket lines being set up at HSE and Big Lottery Fund in Birmingham, Food Standards Agency in London, and Ordnance Survey in Southampton.