UK: After nurses, 100,000 civil servants in turn vote to strike
Around 100,000 British civil servants voted to go on strike on Thursday. The movement could affect border officials, employees of employment agencies and driver’s license inspectors. A vote that comes the day after that of the nurses.
Around 100,000 British officers voted Thursday to go on strike, which could affect border officials, driver’s license inspectors and employment agency workers alike. This vote comes a day after the vote for nurses working in public health settings, which is a first in the UK.
In the UK, which has been hit by record inflation, union action has been combined in recent months. In London, the underground will be paralyzed by a new social movement on Thursday. The largest union for civil servants, the PCS (Public and Commercial Services), is demanding a 10% pay rise. He also calls for commitments to secure jobs, “fair pensions”, “protection against dismissal”.
The government ‘must no longer treat its workers with contempt’
The union has warned it will announce a program of a “prolonged strike” on November 18 if it does not receive “substantive proposals” from the government. The government “can no longer treat its workers with contempt,” said union secretary general Mark Serwotka.
“If the government doesn’t listen to our members, we have no choice but to embark on a protracted industrial action program affecting all aspects of public life.” enough is enough,” added the Secretary General of the PCS.
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