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There is currently a level of industrial action occurring at Diamond. The relevant union has called for ‘action short of strike’, which involves limitations on activities, particularly those outside of core business hours and could last until September.
As you’ll be aware, assistance for beamtime often occurs in the evenings or on weekends. Due to the nature of the industrial action, we are unable to precisely ascertain the level of support available in these times from local contacts and supporting groups. This means there is a degree of uncertainty in the support we can provide during this action. Nevertheless, we aim to run beamtimes to schedule, though we expect a diminished level of support compared to usual.
While we can’t predict how this action may affect your experiments (apart from the increase in risk that an event or failure may occur that we’re unable to fix or repair in a short time), we will be continually evaluating its impact. We’ll be in touch should conditions for your experiments change markedly or should the industrial action cease.
In the meantime, please do continue to understand and appreciate that all of our staff are working towards the success of your beamtime in changed and challenging circumstances.
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