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UK national strike 'hailed as a success'

Strike negotiations could not prevent members of four unions taking to the picket line last Thursday.

06 July 2011

Strike action brought forward by various unions in the UK was a success, it has been claimed.

Andy Woolley, south-west regional secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), told the Exeter Express and Echo the measures - which were introduced last Thursday (June 30th) after union bargaining failed to reach an agreement - showed the commitment of workers.

Some 2,500 of the 3,500 NUT employees in Devon are estimated to have taken to the picket line, which resulted in 62 schools being shut down.

Mr Woolley added: "We know a lot of people understand it's an attempt to effectively impose an extra tax on us to deal with the financial problems faced by the government."

He remarked unless those in power enter into strike negotiations willing to budge on some of their polices, the chances are there will be more industrial action in the coming months, with some predicting two to three million could down tools.

Posted by Ron Maverick

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