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Do you support tomorrow’s public sector strikes?

Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

With tomorrow, November 30th, marking the date on which the major trades union will down tools for the day, how do you feel about the strike?

London goes on strike tomorrow (file photo). Credit: Peter Spooner.

Our reader Terry Winn, commenting on our Facebook page (do like us for regular updates if you haven’t already, by the way!), says: “I’m in a public sector union banned from striking. Wish we could to vent our fury over our treatment.”

“Our pensions are to be reduced and we may have to do this job till we are at least 68; almost impossible given the dangers. We are undermanned and told more cuts are needed, while the government introduce yet more tiers of management into the service. The pay of new staff is so low standards have suffered and we haven’t had a payrise for years.”

Meanwhile, Ryan Harrison says: “I’m sick of all these strikes and protests and riots and marches! Everyone has just got sodding greedy! If you havea job then be grateful for that. Everyone is just out marching for more all the time.

“Why cant people accept if they’ve had it good for so long that things are going to get a bit tough as we enter a double dip recession?! Work hard, keep your job and be happy. I’m sure if your bonuses drop now as soon as the economy picks up they will come back.”

Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment below and please vote in our poll!

  1. William Vincent
    Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Public sector pensions would not be an issue if sucessive governments had not suceeded in screwing everyone else’s pensions though their own greed and mismanagement. Not just GBs raid but earlier attempts to sell personal pensions in place of state ones (which didn’t deliver and resulted in compensation payments) and allowing firms to take pension holidays when times were better without thinking that the good times were not for ever. Now public services have the only viable pensions left, we’re being victimised for trying to protect elements of our original terms of employment. Get the facts; the majority of civil servants do not have £60+k salaries and have to complete 40 years service to get half their old pay. Stories of £20+k pensions may apply to the so called “captains of industry” drafted in to run the exponential numbers of government agencies and QANGOs at hugely inflated salaries (compared to the civil servants previously carrying out the functions) but few others.

  2. Saturday, 4 October, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker
    who was doing a little research on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast simply because I found it for him…

    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this topic here on your
    web page.

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