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More to walk out on 30th June
June 16th, 2011 by elisa

Teachers and public sector workers will be joined in their mass walk out on 30th June by airport immigration officials and some air traffic controllers. Public sector union Public and Commercial Services (PCS) announced that their members will also take action in a battle with the government over pensions, retirement age and wages.

Out of a 32.4% turn out of a national ballot 61.1% of the PCS’ members agreed to walk out.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “This result shows that public servants, who provide vital services from the cradle to the grave, will not stand back while everything they have ever worked for is taken from them.

“The government admits that money cut from pensions will go straight to the Treasury to help pay off the deficit in what is nothing more than a tax on working in the public sector. The very modest pay and pensions of public servants did not cause the recession, so they should not be blamed or punished for it.

“Unless ministers abandon their ideological plans to hollow out the public sector, they will face industrial action on a mass scale on 30th June and beyond.”

It’s unsure how much the strikes will affect British airspace and travel during the strike. However, a spokeswoman for NATS, which provides air traffic control services to UK airports, said none of its employees were involved in the strike.

 


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