An assembly debate is due to go ahead in the Senedd building later - in the absence of both government parties and has left this photograph as a lasting image of Welsh Assembly Government, and sadly casts a shadow over Welsh politics and devolved government in the UK.
First Minister Carwyn Jones said Labour and Plaid members "would be very concerned" about crossing picket lines of striking PCS union members.
The whole Labour group and indeed the Plaid Cymru group... would be very concerned about crossing a picket line.
Speaking as far as the Labour party is concerned, its something that is ingrained in party thinking, that you don't cross a picket line.
He's pushed himself into a ridiculous corner... it's absurd. It looks like he's afraid of coming in as first minister...Labour and Plaid members aren't expected to attend the Weds March 24th plenary session.
We weren't elected to start skulking around the Bay carrying out business from cafes. I think it's farcical but I think they're making themselves look silly and if they want to do that it's up to them.
Welsh Liberal Democrat leader Kirsty Williams called for all Labour and Plaid members who refuse to cross a picket line to disclose whether they have asked the fees office to deduct sums from their pay as a result.
It is easy for Labour and Plaid Cymru AMs to cancel assembly business but people will rightly expect that as a matter of principle, if they refuse to cross the picket line to work, they should forgo part of their salary in proportion to the amount of time they spent not working, just like everyone else who was on strike.