Friday, April 06, 2012

Further strike action over health service pensions

I am, as ever, indebted to a Ms Reissmann of "north of Watford" for reporting promptly that UNISON's Health Service Group Executive, meeting Wednesday, "were told. there is no NHS union which has any plans for further strike action (over pensions)."

Strangely, on the same day, I understand that Unite's Health Sector National Committee met and agreed to national strike action on 10th May as "the next step in the fight to defend our
pensions".

Also, as I understand it, our own members in the Scottish Health Service are engaged in a programme of strike action over pensions (http://union-news.co.uk/2012/03/unisons-strike-two-against-scottish-government-pensions-hike/).

Since the "final offer" on health service pensions is that our members should expect to pay more, to receive less, and to work longer, I can understand the position of UNISON's Scottish Health Committee, and of UNITE's National Industrial Sector Committee.

Someone told me that it would take more than one day of strike action to defeat the Government's attack on our pensions. I think they were right.
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