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Strike watch: who's out on 30 June

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meditrina Fri 17-Jun-11 14:27:23

So far:
NUT/ATL - school teachers
UCU - university and college lecturers
RMT - London underground drivers
PCS - range of public sector workers (including workers in air traffic control, benefits and welfare advice, border and immigration, coastguards, courts service, customs, defence maintenance and support, information technology, police support, Royal palaces, security, state pensions, taxation).

Any others?

xiaojoiii Sat 18-Jun-11 02:29:42

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EdithWeston Sat 18-Jun-11 07:05:40

I've seen that UNISON is balloting.

And on t'Internet it says that UNISON in Doncaster is striking on 30th June. Anyone from round there know if that's right?

meditrina Tue 28-Jun-11 14:54:42

London Underground called off.

Another poster was wondering about other trains? Anyone know?

Also, are there any known definite closures of services owing to PCS strikes?

meditrina Wed 29-Jun-11 06:44:58

News of likely closures beginning to trickle out.

Travel disruption looking increasingly likely: BAA has warned of problems at airports, with action by Borders Agency staff. Only advice is to avoid arriving in UK on Thurs if possible as long delays expected at immigration.

BBC article here.

(BTW, is anyone reading this? Is it helpful to try to round all strike news into one thread like this?)

HarrietJones Wed 29-Jun-11 06:46:43

It's good to have the information without the bashing!

meditrina Wed 29-Jun-11 14:30:23

Here's a BBC article in which they estimate 3,500 schools totally closed and 2,600 partially so.

meditrina Wed 29-Jun-11 14:46:22

And and extract from another BBC article which lists describes the likely extent and lists some of the other services affected by PCS walkouts:

"Schools: The NUT says up to 85% of schools in England and Wales will be partially or completely closed, affecting millions of pupils. State schools will be worst hit, but union members at private schools are also expected to walk out. A knock-on impact will be felt in some workplaces, as parents stay at home or work from home to look after children whose schools are closed

"Universities: The UCU says it expects "significant disruption" at about 350 colleges and 75 "new" universities - those founded after 1992. Lectures may be cancelled - although many universities' summer terms have already ended
Criminal justice: The PCS says courts and probation services could be disrupted, and policing could be affected. Prison officers are also expected to protest.

Other public services: The union also says it expects customs and passports services to be affected, and driving tests to be cancelled. Services at Jobcentres and tax and benefit offices are also likely to be disrupted, but the government insists it has "rigorous contingency plans in place to ensure essential services are maintained""

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