United Kingdom -Public sector unions to ballot members over strike action -September 29, 2011

A public sector-wide strike over pensions could take place on 30 November as several major trade unions, including UNISON, Unite and PCS, have agreed to ballot their members over industrial action on that day. Government proposals to change several public sector schemes is meeting serious resistance as unions express their anger of the imposition of higher retirement ages and increases in employee contributions, despite evidence that such measures are not necessary to fund the schemes. The national executive committee of the PCS has already given formal backing for over 250,000 civil and public servants to join the strike (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 April, May, June and July-August 2011).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/437
http://www.unitetheunion.org/news__events/latest_news/unite_to_ballot ...  
http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm/id/B080 ... 
http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm/id/8E60 … 

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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