MEMBERS and supporters of Solidarity Trade Union will be more than aware that the Con-Dem Government wants to force millions of public sector workers to work longer, pay more into their pensions and get less when they retire.
Last year – on 30 November - around two million public sector workers were forced to go on strike in protest at Cameron and Clegg’s attack on pensions.
Despite this, the government still doesn’t see sense. Therefore, about half a million workers – belonging to a variety of public sector unions – have voted for industrial action. A mass walkout has been agreed for 10 May. It also looks likely that there will be more strikes in June.
As well as pensions, public sector workers (representing the civil service, health and education sectors) are angry at privatisation and job cuts.