Unison members have voted to go on strike on Thursday 10th July 2014. We will be taking action alongside the GMB and Unite for better pay for local government workers. The Local Government Employers have only offered us a 1% pay rise, which is less than inflation and comes on top of a 3 year pay freeze we have endured from 2010 to 2013!
Stand together with your fellow workers and take industrial action on 10th July! Unison is asking members to strike on that day and non-members should also join Unison and take part – since the campaign is for a better pay deal for all of us. If we don’t have strongly supported action now, the prospect for local government workers entails further cuts to our real pay even as more jobs are cut and services eroded.
Other workers in other sectors face pension contribution rises, real pay cuts and redundancies too. It is likely that teachers in the NUT, civil servants in the PCS and firefighters in the FBU will also be taking industrial action. By presenting a united stand on this issue, the trade union movement is showing a way forward to tackle the “cost of living crisis” that is facing many working people and their families.