We would like to hear your tips on how you have successfully got members out on picket lines on strike days.
I'd say there are two main groups to target - old hands who have picketed before, perhaps with a previous employer, and those who are keen, but new to it and perhaps a bit unsure. Both groups can be a bit shy about turning up on the morning, but if you can get them together in an informal pre-strike workshop to discuss tactics, they reinforce each other really well!
I'd definitely agree that building local links is really effective - I've found members identify with a personal report from a local rep from a workplace down the road in a very immediate way, and a speaker like that can totally energise a members meeting. Reach out through Trades Councils and local activist groups like UK Uncut, and if you have other branches or unions in your building, just get in there and ask who puts up the posters!
As they are now on board an overwhelming ballot result, now is the time to reach out to your local Prospect branch! We made an initial contact prior to the ballot, and rank-and-file members have been very supportive of previous actions, so we are hopeful of a good joint picket.
Strike benefits must be distributed only at the picket line and only after signing in and out for picket duty. Also Discussion and education MUST be a part of the process. Of course if your picket line never stops scabs then it is a farce and should be "rehabilitated".
If there is to be militant activity that requires mass picketing then you organize a squad for home visits to cajole your comrades to do their duty.