Support striking courts staff

OCS security officers start four days strike action tomorrow (22) and will hold picket lines at courts across England and Wales.


Security officers employed by OCS in 149 courts across England and Wales will start a four-day strike over pay tomorrow (22). The strike action has been called following the company’s latest pay offer which is only 38p above the national minimum wage.

Some courts have already announced they will be closed tomorrow, with more expected to follow suit as staff fail to turn up for work on 22, 25, 27 and 29 September.

OCS members will hold picket lines from 07:30am until around 10am – 10:30am on each strike day at the following courts:

  • Brighton Law Courts 
  • Birmingham Civil and Family Justice centre
  • Blackwood Family and County Court 
  • Bradford Combined Court 
  • Bradford Magistrates 
  • Chester Crown 
  • Darlington County Court
  • Leeds Combined court 
  • Leeds Magistrates 
  • Lincoln Crown Court (22 and 27 September only)
  • Liverpool QEII Law Courts, Derby Square 
  • Manchester CJC 
  • Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square) 
  • Newcastle Civic, family and tribunals court 
  • Newcastle Combined court (quayside)
  • South Sefton Magistrates 
  • Stoke Crown/ North Staffordshire

Please try to go along and show your support to these low paid workers.  You can send messages of support to

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