Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Good luck to tomorrow's strikers

Good luck to teachers striking tomorrow, also to civil servants and college lecturers. Oh, and thousands of UNISON members in Birmingham too…

As we consult members about national pay offers in health and local government (both well below the Retail Price Index in the current year) UNISON activists could do worse than bear in mind the following information from the PCS website;

Food prices have increased by 7.4%
Petrol by 20.5%
Water by 5.5%
Gas by 12.9%
Electricity by 7.9%

There will be those who say they cannot afford to take strike action. It’s an old cliché, but – can we afford not to?

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