NEC members, Ian Lawther and Paul Williams were among the first to arrive for the picket line at Unity Square, Nottingham, closely followed by Reps and members from HMRC, the DVSA, DfT, DfE, Legal Aid Agency (LAA), and the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
The picket was staged from 06:30 until 10:30 when several pickets left to join the NUJ picket at the BBC, in solidarity with journalists taking strike action from 11:00 today.
At it’s peak, there were over 60 PCS pickets and supporters on the line at Unity Square, where we were joined by two Reps from the Prospect union in the VOA. Hot sausage and bacon cobs were cooked on site to keep the pickets happy and fed and appropriate music was played throughout.
The picket was visited by a local journalist from the West Bridgford Wire. Their article can be found here: https://westbridgfordwire.com/picket-line-at-hmrc-nottingham-as-civil-servants-take-strike-action/
From 12:00 noon, until late, a Picket and supporters social at the Canalhouse public house in Nottingham, with food, quizzes and a raffle. Over £200 was raised from the raffle which will be paid into the PCS hardship fund.
Ian Lawther and Paul Williams are standing for re-election to the NEC as part of the Democracy Alliance. Click here for to see the Democracy Alliance slate