Public sector strike planned for 24 November

Public sector unions have drawn up plans for a national strike on 24 November in protest at government plans for more cuts to public sector pay. The unions have called on the government to quantify and recognize the effect of the pensions levy imposed on public sector workers as well as the freeze on recruitment and pay over the next three years. The Impact union estimates that these measures have saved the government €1.3 billion in 2009 and will mean savings of €2.4 billion in 2010. Unions want the government to negotiate over the crisis and find alternatives to the cuts to pay and services. [Read more at > Impact (EN)->] [And at > CPSU (EN)->]

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