28 September 2013
Today’s strike in South Gloucestershire Council was a fantastic success and showed the determination of Library Assistants, Care Assistants, Civil enforcement officers and Vinney Green Secure Unit staff to fight the attacks on their pay through the removal of their Saturday enhancements. Picket lines were evident across the county and the attendance far exceeded expectations. At Vinney Green Secure Unit around 40 union members participated during the day. Pickets were buoyed up by 2 agency care workers brought in by the Authority who refused to cross the picket line. At one of the library picket line a casual worker joined the picket line and joined the strike. Local trade unionists from Unite, NUT and other Unison branches visited the picket lines and were welcomed.