The TUC believes the mass mobilisation will be bigger than the 500,000-strong March for the Alternative


Social networking has kick-started efforts to organise the TUC’s day of action on the 30th of November over public sector pensions and government austerity cuts.  A group of trade unionists from the NUT, PCS, UNISON, UNITE and UCU has already called a national conference to discuss the coordinated strike action.  The conference is scheduled to take place in central London on 19th November.

A string of Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are already heavily featuring the planned action, following the announcement on Wednesday (14th September) that 14 unions, including UNISON, GMB, NUT, NASUWT, FBU, and PCS have either begun ballots or are initiating strike ballots over the issue of public sector pensions.

One single Twitter account, initially called J30Strike and now re-named N30Strike, has more than 800 followers.

The PCS, which was the major union involved in the 30th of June strike believes a quarter of a million of its members will be part of what General Secretary Mark Serwotka it says will be “an historic day of mass industrial action and protest” on 30 November.

UNISON’s Assistant General Secretary, Roger McKenzie told UnionNews: “We must use every possible way of engaging in a conversation with our members and non-members. That makes finding smart uses of new social media both sensible and exciting”

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