Unions call for day of action and strikes on 21 January

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The CGT Public Services federation and SUD trade union are joining together for a day of action on 21 January in protest at government plans to reform local government. The unions argue that changes to the funding system and cutting jobs will undermine the proper provision of public services and lead to an increase in outsourcing to the private sector. The unions want to see a public debate about the public services, a withdrawal of plans to change public finance of local authorities, decent pay increases for local government workers to recoup their lost purchasing power and a transfer to civil service status of the 30% of workers in local government who face more precarious employment arrangements.
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