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Ucatt to ballot members of strike action

Strike negotiations may prevent Ucatt members from protesting.

19 October 2011

The Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (Ucatt) has announced an industrial action ballot.

It is set to be the most extensive vote in the group's history and so union bargaining may be required if the government wants to prevent strikes.

George Guy, acting general secretary of Ucatt - which represents workers throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland - stated public sector workers are being hit by a "triple whammy".

"They are being told they will have to pay more, for a lower pension and they will have to work longer to receive it," he added.

Mr Guy went on to state this is "totally unfair" and therefore members of his union may be taking to the picket line on November 30th.

The government wants to see public sector employees pay an additional three per cent to their pension pots, which could be as much as £67 a month.

Posted by Ken Hayes

Source: Ucatt press release, October 19th

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