Monthly Archives: November 2011

Unite union calls for positive vote for strike action on the 30th November.

According to Unite: “The government is bringing forward a series of proposals which threaten to greatly reduce the pension benefits and increase their cost to members working in the public services. Unite has tried to negotiate a fair settlement with … Continue reading

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“We are urging UCU members to back strike action to defend pensions” – Gordon Watson, UCU President

UCU Strike ballot opens in pensions row UCU members in Scotland are being balloted for strike action in the row over changes to public sector pensions. Members in the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme (STSS) are being asked if they are … Continue reading

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UNISON members vote Yes to action on November 30th

(03/11/11) UNISON members have voted Yes to industrial action to defend pensions in the biggest trade union ballot ever held, by 245,358 votes to 70,253. Commenting on the result, general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The decisive Yes vote in the … Continue reading

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EIS Votes for Industrial Action on 30th November – 82%

EIS members Back Industrial Action – Strike day set for 30 November Teacher and lecturer members of Scotland’s largest teaching union, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action in protest at plans to impose damaging changes to public sector … Continue reading

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