Public sector strikes taking place across UK
Many public sector workers are striking today.
Many state-run organisations' leaders could be involved in union
bargaining and strike negotiations today (May 10th), as industrial
action is taking place throughout the UK.
The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has revealed some
of the "highlights" of today's protests include the halting of all
business at the Welsh Assembly, where politicians from Plaid Cymru
and Labour have sworn not to pass over the picket lines.
No trials have taken place at Manchester Crown Court today as 95
per cent of its personnel are striking, while industrial action has
also seen Liverpool's youth court shutting down for the day.
County courts in Warrington, Macclesfield and Birkenhead are
also closed, the union revealed.
At the Ministry of Defence in Glasgow, 599 of 600 PCS members
elected not to go to work, with soldiers drafted to perform the
"We call on the coalition to heed the lessons of last week's
local elections and enter into genuine and meaningful talks with
the unions," general secretary of Unite Gail Cartmail said.
Posted by Ron Maverick
Source: PCS press release, May 10th