United Kingdom -Local government workers vote for action July 02, 2014

Local government workers will join up to two million council workers and teaching staff in taking strike action on Thursday 10 July against the government public sector austerity pay policies after voting overwhelmingly against the ‘insulting’ 1% pay offer.

Local government workers will join up to two million council workers and teaching staff in taking strike action on Thursday 10 July against the government public sector austerity pay policies after voting overwhelmingly against the ‘insulting’ 1% pay offer. Unite’s members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland voted by 68% to take strike action and by 79% to take industrial action short of a strike after enduring four years of cuts in real terms. After a yes vote of the membership trade union UNISON delivered a strong call to action to activists to make sure the local government and school support staff strike is successful. Trade union GMB’s ballot saw a 73% vote in favour of going on strike.

English: http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/local-government-workers-to-strike-over-poverty ...   

http://www.unison.org.uk/at-work/local-government/key-issues/local-government-pay/home/

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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