An email from Eric Pickles MP has alerted us to this page on Unison’s website, celebrating the impact today’s strike action is having on communities across Britain:
Here are some key quotes:
"Reports coming in that Wyre and Kidderminster are effectively closed – which is great work by our team."
"5000 driving tests cancelled as driving examiners back the action."
"Barnet branch in Greater London region calls in – they’ve shut all the nursery schools."
"Carmarthenshire depot UNISON members have been picketing since 4.30am this morning."Everything locked down. No dust, no highways or parks and gardens working." Someone get these champions a cuppa!"
"News of strike-forced closures in from Calderdale, Yorkshire and Humberside region – Westgate House Halifax Town Hall Hebden Bridge Picture House Central Library, Halifax Elland Library Hebden Bridge Library Mytholmroyd Library Skircoat Library Todmorden Library Jerusalem Farm Camp Site Hebden Bridge Cash Office Hebden Bridge Council Offices Learning Disability Services at Chatham Street, Royd Square, Clay House and Hipperholme. Todmorden Market And on top of that, no large or small mobile library service."
It’s one thing to strike, quite another to celebrate the misery the action causes.