Striking for fair pay – 10th July Live Blog

UNISON North West members taking action today for fair pay. 

The rally in Manchester today.  Up to 5,000 people from the six striking unions and members of the public showed their support for fair pay.

The rally in Manchester today. Up to 5,000 people from the six striking unions and members of the public showed their support for fair pay.

March in Liverpool

March in Liverpool

On strike for fair pay at St Helens Town Hall.

On strike for fair pay at St Helens Town Hall.

UNISON members at the rally in Blackburn.

UNISON members at the rally in Blackburn.

Big rally in Bolton.

Big rally in Bolton.

Pickets in Warrington.

Blackpool Council members

Blackpool Council members

Chorley depot, 7am this morning

Chorley depot, 7am this morning

Carlisle library was closed today as members took action on pay.

Carlisle library was closed today as members took action on pay.

 

Carlisle City Councillors refuse to cross picket line.  UNISON member John Chambers is dressed as a Bullingdon Club member, handing out peanuts to public sector workers.

Carlisle City Councillors refuse to cross picket line. UNISON member John Chambers is dressed as a Bullingdon Club member, handing out peanuts to public sector workers.

Stockport Brazil

Early learning workers on strike in Blackburn

Early learning workers on strike in Blackburn

Local councillor lends support to picket in Pendle.

Local councillor lends support to picket in Pendle.

Cheshire West and Chester members on strike today.

Cheshire West and Chester members on strike today.

All out for fair pay in Knowsley.

All out for fair pay in Knowsley.

Social workers deserve fair pay.

Social workers deserve fair pay.

Rochdale

Strong support for the strike in Rochdale.

 

Big picket in Salford.

Big picket in Salford.

 

Chris Mathieson (Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Chester) and Justin Madders (PPC for Ellesmere Port and Neston and lEader of the Labour group) join the picket line in Chester

Chris Mathieson (Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Chester) and Justin Madders (PPC for Ellesmere Port and Neston and lEader of the Labour group) join the picket line in Chester

Standing up aginst FROZEN pay in Sefton.

Standing up aginst FROZEN pay in Sefton.

Big picket in Accrington.  Out to win.

Big picket in Accrington. Out to win.

Lancashire County Council pickets in Preston.

Lancashire County Council pickets in Preston.

Pickets at West Lancs Council Offices.

Pickets at West Lancs Council Offices.

Stockport Homes

Pickets at Stockport Homes. ‘Pay up Gideon’.

GM Fire

Pickets in the sunshine at Greater Manchester Fire.

'We are worth more than 1%.  Fair Pay Now.'  Pickets in Sefton.

‘We are worth more than 1%. Fair Pay Now.’ Pickets in Sefton.

Pickets at Hurst Knoll School in Ashton.  The school is closed for the day as staff take action for fair pay.

Pickets at Hurst Knoll School in Ashton. The school is closed for the day as staff take action for fair pay.

Picket line in Preston.

Picket line in Preston.

Early morning picket at Trafford Town Hall.

Early morning picket at Trafford Town Hall.

Pickets at Highfields School in Stockport.

Pickets at Highfields School in Stockport.

 

Thumbs up for the strike by Wyre Council street cleansing workers gathering at the gates of the Fleetwood depot.

Thumbs up for the strike by Wyre Council street cleansing workers gathering at the gates of the Fleetwood depot.

Turnpike House today.  Pickets from UNISON, GMB and Unite together for fair pay.

Turnpike House today. Pickets from UNISON, GMB and Unite together for fair pay.

Early morning pickets at Salford Civic Centre.

Early morning pickets at Salford Civic Centre.

 

Striking Wyre Council street cleansing workers who were among the first pickets to turn out in support of the local.government strike at 5am today.  Wyre UNISON branch chair Arnie Dickinson (far right) and member Steve Oxley are pictured signing up.a new member on the line.

Striking Wyre Council street cleansing workers who were among the first pickets to turn out in support of the local government strike at 5am today. Wyre UNISON branch chair Arnie Dickinson (far right) and member Steve Oxley are pictured signing up a new member on the line.