Union steps up protests against government policy


The JHL public service union is organising a series of one-day political strikes as part of the continuing campaign by the trade union movement in protest against government policy. The unions are challenging government proposals on changes to welfare and employment rights and threats to weaken the right to strike and impose restrictions on pay bargaining. The strikes will hit different regions over the three-day period 7-9 November. A range of services will be affected including sports facilities, waste services, laundry and catering services, public transport and energy. So far the government has refused to consider alternative policies or even talk to the unions. JHL is part of the SAK confederation and other SAK affiliates are taking action as part of the campaign.

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