Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Overwhelming majority vote to strike to save pensions!

Britain's public sector workers have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in defence of our pensions - to take place on Thursday June 30 - which face an unjust attack by a government attempting to force working people to shoulder the burden of an economic crisis caused by the failure of the banks and the capitalist system.

The government's attack on our hard won, yet poverty level £3,000 a year on average, public sector pensions include forcing workers to contribute up to £100 more a month for a smaller final pension settlement with an increase in the retirement age - pay more, get less and wait longer for it!

So far, union members balloted include ATL, NUT, PCS and UCU.

ATL: 83% for strike (turnout: 35%)
NUT:92% for strike (turnout: 40% state, 27% private)
PCS: 61% for strike (83.6 for industrial action, turnout: 32.4%)
UCU: Already taking industrial action

Help build support for the workers' action and come along to these events to find our more:

Why We're On Strike Public Meeting
7.30pm Monday June 20

Speakers from all unions involved
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton

Co-ordinated Strike Day March and Rally
10.30am Thursday June 30

The Level, Brighton - marching to Hove Town Hall