WORKERS FROM variety of organisations in Thurrock gathered in the main square in Basildon shopping centre to protest at the threats to their pensions on a day of action not seen in thirty years.
A number of key speakers made impassioned pleas to the government as well as a number of stark warnings.
Member of Essex Unison, Nick Bradley warned that they would strike “Again and again and again and again.”
In the borough, there was little evidence of any picketing or protesting with the council offices giving the appearance of life going on as normal.
Most senior schools were open in one form or another whilst many strikers headed to demonstrations in London.