Unions step up pensions campaigning

Unions are working hard to build support for co-ordinated industrial action on 30 November in response to the government’s failure to negotiate properly over changes to pensions and to carry on with their plans to cut pension schemes affecting millions of public sector workers. The main civil service union PCS and the largest teaching union, NUT, already have approval for another one-day strike, following their action in June. Other unions, including UNISON, GMB, Unite and the FDA senior civil servants’ union, are now pushing for a “yes” vote in what is thought to be the biggest ever industrial action ballot carried out in the UK. Around 3 million workers could be on strike on 30 November if all the strike ballots are positive. [Read more at > UNISON->http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=2497] [And at > PCS->http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/campaigns/30-november/index.cfm] [And at > GMB->http://www.gmb.org.uk/gmb_campaigns/gmb_campaigns/public_sector_pension_campaign.aspx] [And at > Unite->http://www.unitetheunion.org/resources/pensions/protecting_pensions_for_our_pu.aspx] [And at > FDA->http://www.fda.org.uk/Media/Whats-new/FDA-launches-Fair-Pay-Fair-Pensions-campaign.aspx]

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