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Thousands of health workers could join strike

Issue No. 2248

Thousands of NHS workers in the Unite union could join teachers, lecturers and civil service workers in a strike against the Tories’ attack on public sector pensions.

Unite’s national health committee voted last week in favour of coordinating industrial action with other public sector unions on 30 June.

The issue will now be discussed by the union’s occupational committees before the health committee makes a final decision on 11 May.

“This is partly about our pensions, but it’s about the NHS as well,” Unite executive member Gill George, told Socialist Worker.

“On our health committee, we were very clear that this isn’t just a fight for ourselves—it’s also to stop the cuts and privatisation.

“Striking alongside other public sector workers will make us more confident, and more powerful.”

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