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Strike negotiations 'unlikely to prevent action' in UK

Hundreds of thousands of people will go on strike over pension issues.

28 June 2011

Strike negotiations do not seem as though they will avert industrial action in the UK.

With hundreds of thousands of public sector workers set to take to the picket line on Thursday (June 30th), major disruption is expected.

Public and Communication Services Union (PCS) general secretary Mark Serwotka noted it was "disappointing" that no resolution could be found.

The government has been involved in union bargaining for the past few days in an effort to prevent the strikes from happening, but this now seems unlikely.

"Again the government has shown no interest in actually negotiating on any of the key principles at the heart of this dispute," Mr Serwotka added.

He continued by saying that he expects there to be a lot more people protesting over the attempt to change the pension system in the future.

PCS is being joined by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the National Union of Teachers and the University and College Union.

Posted by Edel Quinn

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