Southend Trades Union Council brings together unions in our local area to campaign around issues affecting working people in their workplaces and local communities. We aim to:
•raise public awareness of rights at work and the union role in enforcing those rights.
•promote organising and recruitment drives to build union membership.
•support union and community campaigns for dignity and respect in the workplace and beyond.
Southend Trades Union Council
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Vote to strike over pensions, pay and job cuts
PCS members have voted by a clear majority in favour of strike action and action short of strike, in the dispute over pensions, pay and job cuts.
61.1% of members voted in favour of strike action and 83.6% in favour of action short of strike, on a turnout of 32.4%.
The PCS result follows yesterday’s announcement of votes in favour of strike action by teaching unions. The PCS NEC has agreed to co-ordinate action with education unions, which will lead to the biggest strike in a generation.
The NEC has agreed unanimously that unless there are significant concessions from the government, a 24 hour strike for 30 June 2011 will be called. This will be followed by an overtime ban throughout July.