South Tyneside College – Pickets and Strike 24 March 2011


he above picket at Hebburn Campus was named on the UCU website as
“The winner of the first branch to report pickets up and running goes to


South Tyneside College
Branch Secretary, Jonathan Spink, had ensured that every entrance at both sites were covered and some of the pickets at the main site are below:
The pickets recived support from UNISON on the picket line as Merv Butler, Branch Secretary of South Tyneside local government branch visited pickets and sent this message:
“Good Luck with the strike action. Please convey the support of Unison to your members. You are the first into action on pay and pensions. I am sure others will follow. Best Wishes.”
Pickets had been buoyed by members refusing to cross the picket line on the day and the positive media coverage before the event:
Afterwards, some strikers from South Tyneside College attended the mass rally in Newcastle:



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