Teachers, Council Staff And Firefighters Strike Across South Coast

10 July 2014, 13:48

Portsmouth Strike

Teachers, firefighters, civil servants and council staff will walk out across the South Coast today as part of a massive nationwide strike.

They're taking part in a day of nationwide action which is also involving council staff, civil servants and firefighters - who'll walk out from 10am to 7pm.

Dozens of schools will be closed. Bin collections, libraries and street cleaning are among services that could be affected.

The strikes are over a range of issues, mainly pay and pensions.

Picket lines are set up outside council depots, town halls and civic offices across Hampshire.

Portsmouth Strike 2

Rallies and marches will be held in Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and on the Isle of Wight.

For a list of school closures where you are, click the links below:

Southampton City Council:
http://www.southampton.gov.uk/learning/schools/schoolclosures/

Portsmouth City Council:
https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/news/public-sector-strike-thursday-10-july.aspx

Isle Of Wight Council:
http://www.iwight.com/news/Full-List-of-Schools-Ahead-of-Strike-Action-10

Hampshire County Council:
http://www.hants.gov.uk/education/schoolclosures/

There will be picket lines, rallies and demonstrations in the following places across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and West Sussex:

Eastleigh Borough Council
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Fareham Borough Council: Council Offices
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Gosport Borough Council: Town Hall
Picket Line: 9am - 11am
    
Havant Borough Council & Hampshire County Council: Havant Plaza
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Hampshire County Council: County Hall (Winchester)
Picket Line: Times TBC (morning)
   
Winchester
12.30pm: rally with speakers in Winchester, (Hog, outside Elizabeth Court).
    
Havant Borough Council: Southmoor Depot
Picket Line: times TBC
    
Isle Of Wight Council: County Hall (Newport)
Picket Line: 6am onwards
    
Isle Of Wight
11am: Rally with speakers. (location TBC)
    
New Forest Council: Lymington Town Hall
Picket Line: times TBC
    
New Forest District Council: Marsh Lane Depot (Lymington)
Picket Line: times TBC
    
New Forest District Council: Lyndhurst Town Hall
Picket Line: times TBC
    
New Forest District Council: Totton Depot
Picket Line: times TBC
    
Southampton
12.30pm: Large rally with speakers in Southampton Guildhall Square.
    
Southampton City Council: Civic Centre
Picket Line: 7am onwards
    
Southampton City Council: Marlands House
Picket Line: 7am onwards
    
Winchester City Council: Council Offices
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards

West Sussex County Council: County Hall (Chichester)
Picket Lines (at 7 entrances): 7am onwards
    
West Sussex County Council: Durban House (Bognor Regis)
Picket Line: 7am onwards
    
Portsmouth City Council: Guildhall
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Portsmouth City Council: Council Offices
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Portsmouth City Council: Paulsgrove Housing Office
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Portsmouth City Council: Continental Ferry Port
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Portsmouth City Council: Green Clean Depot
Picket Line: 7.30am onwards
    
Portsmouth
Large Rally & March: 10.30am - 12pm: Guildhall Square. Protest march 12pm through Commercial Road, then returning to Guildhall Square.
   
Fareham Borough Council: Broadcut Depot
Picket Line: 7.50am onwards

Chichester District Council: East Pallant House
Picket Line: 7am - 10.30am

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