Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Cold, wet but solid support in Edinburgh

Cold, wet, very very wet. But at 7.15 this morning UNISON pickets turned out in force at Waverley Court to be joined by UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis, Scottish Secretary Matt Smith and lead negotiator Dougie Black.

Balloons, a battle bus and a huge ad trailer made it a carnival atmosphere. Oh, but it was wet!

Dave went on to visit pickets at the city chambers and made an attempt to hand out leaflets which pretty soon became pulp as the rain bucketted down.

The Branch thanks all pickets for putting up with the weather. From the response they got it was clear the public are on our side. And a big thanks to all the members who came out in one of the most solid strikes in years. Together we will win a fair deal.

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