This Government thought they could get away with daylight robbery - but we're going to prove them wrong!
They want to steal away our services, our jobs, our NHS – everything that we have won over decades of struggle.
In particular, they want to steal our pensions, the money that we put aside from our salary to ensure at least some kind of a decent retirement.
These increased contributions won't be going to pay for retired colleagues – even the Government's own figures show that the costs of public sector pensions are falling - but to pay for Government debt.
They want to impose an extra tax on public sector workers – when the bankers who got us into this mess are getting away with billions in unpaid taxes.
The message in our campaign to win the strike ballot has been clear - either we strike or we'll end up paying more to get less pension - and be told to struggle on in work until we're 68!
What kind of education is it where children will have to wait for their teacher’s stair-lift to arrive before class starts?!
What's the logic in keeping over 60's in work while school leavers and university graduates are left without jobs to do?
In schools, all the signs are that the ballot will be won and that ATL and NUT members will be on strike on June 30th. Unfortunately, we won't be joined by the NASUWT, not by support staff unions.
Their leaders have told their members to wait - to wait for the outcome of negotiations. But that caution has only encouraged the Government.
That's why they felt bold enough to come to the negotiating table with even worse proposals. Their plans for career-average pensions on a miserly accrual rate would be a shattering blow to teacher pensions.
But we need to show the Con-Dems that they have made a serious misjudgement. The mounting anger of teachers on so many issues - on pay, bullying , workload, cuts, Academies - means that they are even more determined to make a stand on pensions.
Unions need to get our message across to parents and the public that "our fight is your fight" - that a defeat for the Government over pensions will be a blow against their whole savage cuts programme.
If we stand together, and mobilise the power of the union movement, it won’t be us but the Government that will have to retreat – just as the last Labour Government had to over their proposed pension 'reforms'.
100,000’s on the march on 26/3 sent a clear warning to the Con-Dems; 800,000 on strike on 30/6 will really start to make them think.
Cable may be making threats against the union movement - but they show his fear - fear that the trade union movement is starting to get organised.
It will take more than one day's action in June to force them back – which is why we need to escalate and extend our action in Autumn. We need every union to be put under such pressure that they have to ballot too – so that we can build from 800,000 to 4 million on strike together.
Together, we can build a mighty movement that can force this Government to retreat – on pensions, jobs and all their attacks.