Wednesday 14 September 2011

November 30 named for a public sector general strike

After the TUC Congress ended, 24 unions met to agree together that November 30 will be the day set for one of the biggest co-ordinated strike days that Britain will ever have seen.

Now we have to mobilise in every school to help our colleagues in the unions that will have to ballot - like NASUWT, UNISON and GMB - to get the vote out. We can also use the campaign around the joint petition and Lobby of Parliament to help build for a mass turnout on November 30!

Here is the NUT National Press Release:

The NUT supports the call for a first day of industrial action on 30th November 2011. This follows a decision at the TUC for co-ordinated strike action against the cuts being proposed to public sector pensions.

Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers union, said;

The Government has time and again refused to listen to the growing anger about proposed changes to public sector pensions. Despite there being no evidence to suggest that our pensions are unaffordable, the Government persists in stating that cuts need to be made.
This is an unacceptable and shameful way of conducting negotiations.

The NUT will be giving its full support to this TUC-led day of action on November 30. The Government has given us, and the other unions taking part, no other option.

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