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Preparation underway for public sector strikes

Yesterday teachers, civil and public servants voted to strike because of job cuts, pension cuts and pay cuts.

The national vote saw 83.6% of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) voting in favour of action of some sort, with 61.1% voting for a strike.

The PCS national committee has confirmed that they are preparing to strike on the 30th of June. They say they will work with the National Union of Teachers, Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the University and College Union to co-ordinate their plans.

The union issued the following statement:

“Unless the Government does an about-turn on its plans to force public sector workers to work longer and pay more for much less pension in retirement, this first joint strike will include 750,000 public servants. And there is also a very real prospect of hundreds of thousands more workers joining the dispute later in the year.”

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