A UNION member due to appear in court for blocking garbage trucks has been arrested again.
Gary Palmer, GMB regional organizer, was arrested at the end of May for blocking the motorway outside Amberstone Road depot in Hailsham as part of the Wealden bin strike.
Palmer, along with two other GMB members, Declan MacIntyre and Carl Turner, have pleaded not guilty and will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Edward Street on November 16.
Today Palmer was arrested outside the Amey workers depot at Surrey Heath in Surrey.
Garbage workers began their strike for pay on August 1st and will continue until August 19th.
A video shows Palmer talking to police officers while standing in front of the depot entrance.
Palmer is then handcuffed and escorted to an unmarked police car.
Palmer, MacIntyre and Turner previously claimed their actions at the Hailsham picket line were lawful and “freedom of expression” and said they had “freedom of protest”.
You are on unconditional bail until the trial date.
A Surrey Police spokeswoman said: “A 62-year-old man was arrested this morning after police were called to deal with ongoing industrial disputes at Amey Waste Collection Depot on Surrey Heath.
“The man was arrested on suspicion of intentionally obstructing the highway. After he was removed from the street and his personal details provided, he was released from custody. The investigations are still ongoing.
“We are working with Amey and our partners at the Borough Council to manage the ongoing industrial dispute following a wage dispute that is expected to last three weeks.”
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