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Public sector strikes taking place across UK

Many public sector workers are striking today.

10 May 2012

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 duties instead.

"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


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