United Kingdom -Broad platform for strike in the public sector -April 27, 2012

A broad platform of public service trade unions has announced that hundreds of thousands of civil servants - and workers in health and education – will go on strike on Thursday, 10 May to challenge attacks on pensions and other cuts. An overwhelming majority of union members voted to reject the government proposals on pensions. Since the ballot further pay freezes have been announced combined with lower pay grades and job cuts. The strike is a joint activity of public sector workers from across a number of pension schemes. The strike prominently includes fire fighters as well as teachers, who voted for further industrial action at a trade union congress on 7 April.

English: http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/index.cfm/id/476BA ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/apr/26/mod-workers-civil-servants-strike
http://unite.newsweaver.co.uk/1cxvbost6k1tn6uxnscltd?email=true&a=11&p=23344685

 

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