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Posted on 23 May 2012 at 12:45 GMT

PCS conference votes for more joint action against cuts

Delegates at the Public and Commercial Services union's annual conference this morning (23rd May) voted in favour of further joint-union national strike action at the end of June against cuts to pensions, pay and jobs.

While the focus in the last year has been on pensions, delegates agreed to step up opposition to job cuts and the public sector pay freeze.

As well as organising joint national strikes, the union will hold coordinated targeted industrial action in employer groups and sectors, and other protests and political campaigns.

The conference noted that unions representing the majority of staff in the civil service, health and education have now refused the government's latest 'final offer' on pensions and agreed to:

In a national consultation ballot of PCS members which ended on 16 March, 90.5% of respondents rejected the proposals for a new pension scheme and, in the largest vote for action in any national ballot the union has held, 72.1% said they supported further industrial action alongside other unions.

From a PCS press release

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