Wednesday morning started off with a protests outside the NG Baileys site, Kings Cross Station, London. There were over 100 there for the cold December morning. Around 7:30 it was decided to go round to the Network Rail Head Office. So off we marched. As we approached some more police appeared and blocked the way. One person was thrown to the floor as he tried to walk in to the office. The point of going to Network Rail was to let them know what the companies who are currently completing their projects are doing to their workforce.
In South Wales they returned to the Spie Matthew Hall site, Llandough Hospital. There were around 40 in attendance and over 20 Spie M&E workers left the site and joined the protest. According to one of the M&E workers who attended "the message is beginning to get across to them "
On Tuesday, the cable linking the back up generator to Llandough Hospital was stolen by metal thieves. This wasn't noticed until Wednesday and Spie Matthew Hall publicly stated that it was down to the protesters (which included many of their own employees) sabotaging the site. This horrendous LIE and was soon deleted off of their twitter account a couple of hours later. Feel free to let SPIE know how you feel about these lies @SPIEUKBESNA
Liverpool returned to the Spie Matthew Hall site at the John Moore University . Over 40 in attendance with all the M&E workers joining the the protest and blocking the gates.
On Wednesday there was also a walkout by over 16 NAECI sites over a never materialising, promised pay rise. There were two sites in Scotland that were not joining the walk out. So the Scottish RnF decided to go to protest outside these sites. Returning the solidarity shown to us over the last few months. There was over 50 at Markinch Bio Plant and just over the same number at Long Gannet.
"Just back from Long Gannet Power Station. Turned a good few cars and lorries away in Solidarity and I fully expect meetings to be taking place in there with stewards and conveners to wobble today.
There was a couple guys who ignored us and drove on. But the traffic queue that was caused by us being there was unbelievable "
Photographer Duncan Brown was at Long Gannet Power Station and has put up a good selection of photos from the morning
|Long Gannet - Duncan Brown|