Friday, March 17, 2006

Local government pensions strike action

Local government union members have votes overwhelmingly for strike action in defence of their pensions. The first strike is due to take place on March 28th.

Votes in favour varied from 74% to 94%. The action is in the first instance in defence of the right of staff to retire at 60. The government is also looking to introduce a 'career average' pension rather than a fina; sa;ary one..

The unions involved are: Amicus, GMB, TGWU, UNISON. Picket lines are expected to be inplace at the civic offices and the Swindon Services depots.


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