Saturday, 20 July 2024

General Strike closer?

AROUND 750,000 state employees are set to go on strike at the end of this month. Industrial action – in opposition to government cuts and pension reforms – is scheduled for June30. Areas affected would include schools, councils, the NHS and Whitehall.

If this month’s strike action doesn’t wake Cameron and Clegg up, the next one might!

For it’s being now being suggested that millions of public sector workers should walk out during the first week of October. This would be timed to coincide with the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

Many ordinary British workers are angry at Con-Dem plans to make them work on longer and to fiddle with their pensions.

Contrary to the government’s lies, the vast majority of public sector workers don’t end up with ‘gold-plated’ pensions. For instance, many workers in the health service don’t get too much more that the National Minimum Wage. How are they going to walk away happily into the sunshine when they retire? What sort of money will they have to get by on?

Clearly rocky roads ahead!

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