Monday, June 23, 2014

All out on 10 July!

A clear majority for action from UNISON members working in local government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland fires the starting pistol for preparation for the strike on 10 July.

This will be the largest single strike since November 2011 and we need to do all we can to make it effective. The ballot turnout is not all we would wish, and highlights the erosion of our union organisation by year after year of cuts and job losses.

The tide that has run against us for so long has to turn eventually however - and right here, right now is surely the best place - and the best time - to turn this tide.

Now stop reading this and get those picket rotas sorted!

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steve jinx said...

The employers offer was stated as 1%. As I understand it the union wanted £1 per hour, which on my salary would be about 12%. Have we been told on what basis any further negotiations will go ahead? A modest further increase to 1.5 - 2% wouldn't be worth striking for but 50p an hour would.

Jon Rogers said...

If you (and many of our members) strike we'll get a decent offer.

If you don't we won't.

So do.