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Unison moving towards pensions action

Issue No. 2256

Unison is “putting the organisation in place” to ballot for industrial action over pensions, it announced ahead of its annual conference next week.

General secretary Dave Prentis said if the government does not back down it will mean “the biggest ballot by any trade union” leading to “the largest industrial action since the general strike”.

He made the comments as Unison’s national executive met ahead of Unison conference.

The executive pledged its solidarity to unions taking part in the “first wave” of strikes on 30 June, and urged members to attend rallies on the day. “Our strength is all the unions in the various sectors working together,” Prentis added.

Unison activists need to keep up the pressure to turn these words into action.

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