Public sector workers in Fenland go on strike as part of UNISON day of action in protest at Government pay offer

Vicky Cooper, branch secretary of the UNISON Fenland branch, with Unison members at the Peterborough Unison rally. Vicky Cooper, branch secretary of the UNISON Fenland branch, with Unison members at the Peterborough Unison rally.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
3:01 PM

Public sector workers in Fenland have joined in with a major nationwide strike today over pay, pensions and job cuts.

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Members of UNISON (Fenland) Branch are angry at the government’s offer of a one per cent pay rise, which they claim is actually a pay freeze.

About 1.3 million UNISON members across the UK are taking part in the protest.

Dawn Sadler, branch chair at Fenland UNISON, said: “Taking strike action is always the last resort.

“Central government continues to reduce the amount of money it gives to local services, expecting Unison members to keep working under increasing pressure to deliver public services, all with a humiliating one per cent offer of a pay rise. This is a pay cut.”

2 comments

  • Dear Rugbymad Please get your grammar correct if you are going public with your views. Their not there - it's quite easy. I did thirty years in the public sector and it isn't the bed of roses that many people think. Good luck

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    Nick Meekins

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • I cant believe that all these public sector workers are on strike yet again. Complaining about there pension ( which us taxpayers have to pay for ) pay rises and having to work s long as the rest of us hard working tax payers. As for the 1% pay rise I dint get a pay rise for 3 years, then I was made redundant. Maybe they would like to swap places with me. I'm currently working, but only on a temporary contract until my employer either wants to give a me a permanent job or dispose of my services. And before those lucky people who have a permanent job, start telling me that they had to study and train for there careerer so did I. But did I go on strike NO, I realised that I was lucky to still have a job. So to all you so called intellectual people take a look in the mirror and see how fortunate you are. I can only hope that a still have a job at 66 or 67

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    rugbymad

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

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