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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 January 2006
Local government pensions:
United action planned
UNISON'S INDUSTRIAL Action Committee has approved a request to ballot
members over the government's plans to attack local government workers'
The ballot will start around 20 February and the result should be
declared by 10 March. Any action would start at the end of March.
This ballot is part of a joint campaign by nine unions representing
1.5 million workers in the local government pensions scheme. UNISON,
Amicus, TGWU, GMB, UCATT, CYWU, Napo, NUT and FBU have agreed this
The average pension for workers in the scheme is only £3,800 a year.
But 72% of the scheme's members are women, for whom the average is less
than £2,000 a year.
The FBU is due to have an emergency recall conference on 16 February
to recommend a ballot for strike action.
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In The Socialist 26 January 2006:
Striking to save jobs & services
Fight cuts and closures
United action planned
City greed hits workers' pensions
PCS youth conference success
'Crisis in working class political representation'
Time for a new mass workers' party
A socialist world is necessary
An antidote to cuts, lies and corruption
Morales' presidential victory - a new phase in the class struggle
Chile: First woman president elected
Venezuela: Nurses protest in Caracas
Blair's 'high wire act' - heading for a fall?
Lincoln fights to defend council housing
Homophobia isn't the exclusive preserve of any religion
Scaring children into believing in Jesus
The Socialist 26 January 2006 |
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