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Can strike negotiations prevent mass protests?

Every attempt possible should be made to try and avert strikes.

27 September 2011

Unions should do everything in their power to avoid mass demonstrations, one politician has claimed.

Laurence Robertson - writing in the Gloucestershire Echo - noted that while he understands that individuals are unhappy, the deficit has to be reduced.

One way that industrial action could be avoided is for agreements to be found in strike negotiations between the government and the leading unions.

The Conservative MP for Tewkesbury remarked: "While negotiations are going on, there should be no strikes."

He continued by saying the disruption caused by individuals taking to the picket line is not worth it, while workers, children and pensioners will all lose out.

Mr Robertson wants to see both sides stating their cases "calmly [and] logically" in an effort to find a middle ground, from where they can proceed.

If no agreement can be found, then a day of mass action is planned for November 30th, which could involve up to nine different unions.

Posted by Ken Hayes

Source: Gloucestershire Echo, September 27th

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