Public servants and other workers are free to participate in protest action in your own time, as individuals.

You can take annual leave to attend for the whole day if this is agreed in the usual manner. 

If you do attend protests, it’s important you avoid making public comments that could be perceived as attempting to speak on behalf of your employer or share information you only have as a result of your role.

If you are in doubt about your ability to go or have other concerns, raise them with your direct manager in the first instance and if you are unhappy with their response, you can call the PSA 0508 367 772 for further advice.