Much of my time now involves undertaking Joined-up-campaigning, and showing just how issues are linked one to another.
So with that in mind here are some links just what I have been doing and looking at of late.
“A historic moment”: first meeting for rail campaigners with nuclear industry
One aspect of the DRS visit concerned wearing PPE [ Personal protective equipment ] – especially around the engine sheds, I had no problem with wearing head protection and a high viz waistcoat, but pointed out that as a vegan I do not and will not wear any footwear made if animal skins.
This is what I received in the correspondence I received on the issue: –
‘ We don’t have many visitors especially where we have to provide PPE, so this is the first time this has been raised.’
As things worked out I could make the visit wearing my normal Vegan footwear by keeping to a series of marked safe paths.
The follow up being that I was able to note over the following to them.
In January 2020, an employment tribunal confirmed that veganism comes within the scope of legal protection under the 2010 Equality Act.
Astute Class Nuclear Submarine Manual
One of my recent book purchases is a Haynes Manual upon the workings of the Astute Class Nuclear Submarines which are currently being build by BAE Systems.
The manual not only gives lots of illustrations about these deadly underwater craft which are currently being build, and an outline of the commissioning process.
Of special interest are the various photographs in the book, and a map of the Barrow Upon Furness dockyard where they are being built.
This is a very useful campaigning reference book.