GMB members working in local government, the NHS and the civil service across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have voted by more than 4 to 1 in favour of strike action on 30 November to defend their pensions. Turnout was 33% across all GM …

postcreative

GMB members working in local government, the NHS and the civil service across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have voted by more than 4 to 1 in favour of strike action on 30 November to defend their pensions.

Turnout was 33% across all GMB members balloted in the many thousands of employers across UK. GMB is now conveying the results to these employers and GMB members who were balloted.

Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary for public services said “GMB members have resoundingly said “Yes” to strike action and “No” to the government’s raid on their pensions.

“It is now clear that millions of workers will be protesting on November 30th at the Government’s attack on jobs and pensions. The government have already accepted that the original proposals were unfair and wrong. It is not too late for the government to pull back from this confrontation and scrap this attack on pensions”

The GMB joins 16 other unions – AEP, Aspect, ATL, CSP, EIS, FDA, INTO, NAHT, Nipsa, NUT, PCS, Prospect, SCP, SoR, UCU and UNISON – in taking strike action.

A further  five unions – AEP, MiP, NASUWT, UCAC and Unite – are awaiting the results of their ballots, with Unite due this afternoon.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.
Author avatar

postcreative