As members of UNISON working in the ambulance service took strike action across England on Wednesday, members in two hospitals in the North West region also walked out.
Members of the whole health team – from support workers to specialist nurses, theatre staff, porters and occupational therapists – at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital took to the picket lines.
They were not only protesting against low pay, but also to call for safe staffing levels and make clear who is to blame for the troubles facing the NHS.
On a chilly day but under blue skies, passing vehicles honked support. And Steve Forrest visited both sites to catch a flavour of the day.
The article In my Liverpool home – on the picket lines in Merseyside first appeared on the UNISON National site.