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Unison warns of looming industrial action

A public sector union has warned of potential industrial action.

10 March 2011

Public sector union Unison has issued a warning detailing the potential industrial action which could be promoted due to the Hutton report.

The organisation, which is the UK's largest union, claimed that the government expects workers in this field to bear the brunt of the fallout caused by the "excesses of the bankers", who were responsible for the deficit.

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis urged policymakers to consider negotiation strategies, rather than "rushing to make cuts".

"On top of a pay freeze and the threat of redundancy, they now face a pensions raid. This brings the threat of industrial action closer," he said. "I urge the Government to enter into urgent, meaningful talks."

Mr Prentis went on to state that this move will be "just one more attack" on "innocent" employees in the public sector and noted that workers have already been affected by hikes in contributions payments.

Earlier in the month, thousands of Unison members in Wales took to the streets of Cardiff to protest against government cuts.

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