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Queen’s speech day targeted by civil service workers' union

Issue No. 2063

The support for the appeal to trade unionists, and the mood among postal workers in their strikes and among civil service workers at consultation meetings, shows there is a growing clamour for united action among trade unionists.

Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the PCS union, called last week for a joint day of strike action on Tuesday 6 November, the day of the queen’s speech when parliament is reopened.

While a united strike on such a day would be a fantastic show of strength, the possibility of joint action in the next few weeks seems to be diminishing.

However, there remains the opportunity for a united strike of postal workers, civil service workers and other public sector workers in the autumn, which could force the government and management back.

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Wed 8 Aug 2007, 19:58 BST
Issue No. 2063
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