Monthly Archives: March 2018

Strike Day 14 – Friday 16th March – ‘…pat me down’?!

We made it. Well done everyone. We did it together. Sorry if this blog post ends up a little longer than usual but that was a day and a half. Day 14 was always going to be special for me. … Continue reading

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Strike Day 13 – Thurs 15th March – ‘Lock Down’

Well, you just never know what’s in store on a GU picket day. It all started quite normally; I arrived late (again) around 8.05am. The early shift had a new placard! It was almost a prophecy for the day. Using … Continue reading

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Strike Day 12 – Wed 14th March – ‘Piper at the Gates at Dawn

Today was going to be an interesting one. What would the mood in the camp be after our rejection of the deal? Would everyone just stay home and have a duvet day? If anyone turned up would it be a … Continue reading

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Strike Day 11 – Tuesday 13th March – Part 2 #NoCapitulation

What a day! ‘The day after the night before’ springs to mind coz last night was mental. Trying to have a quiet pint or two (maybe more) in a London boozer with an old pal whilst my phone is buzzing, … Continue reading

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Strike Day 11 – Tues 13 March – Update, (with Day 10 Blog below)

Events are rapidly moving. Last night UCU published a document outlining a draft proposal following talks with UCU, UUK and ACAS. Twitter quickly and pretty decisively “rejected” the deal. However as UUK have taught us, Twitter is not necessarily the … Continue reading

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Strike Day #9 – Thursday 8th March – ‘IWD 2018’

Another big day. The first time I’ve ever organised an event for International Women’s Day. I went to sleep thinking; plastic cups, spoons, tea, biscuits. I woke up at 4.38am and was thinking; maybe paper cups? milk or coffee whitener? … Continue reading

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Strike Day 8 – Wednesday 7th March – ‘local action, events & breakthroughs’

The day started early, having discovered the previous night that the cost of getting 500 leaflets printed locally is ludicrous. I mean, who needs ‘silk prints’? Can you not just buy cheap A5 B&W flyers? It would appear not in … Continue reading

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Strike Day 7 – Tuesday 6th March – ‘twittergate’

Oooft, that was a cold one! 6 hours later and I’m starting to feel my toes again. Once again it was an amazing turnout. I was determined to get to the picket line first this morning as it seems that … Continue reading

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Strike Day 6 – Monday 5th March – ‘…..5,6,7,8, UUK Negotiate’

Today was a biggie. Would the action hold into a 3rd week? What would the turnout be? Will there be a breakthrough in negotiations? Would the BBC actually turn up as promised? Did Jeanette sort out the rat problem? (No … Continue reading

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