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Council workers

Issue No. 1923

Swansea IT workers have suspended their strike action pending negotiations between the Unison union and management.

The workers have been on all-out strike against the Liberal Democrat council’s plans to sell off their jobs. The decision came just one day after the result of a ballot of the council workforce.

Some 63 percent voted for strike action in support of the IT workers, and 79 percent backed action short of a strike.

The turnout was 41 percent. Management used scabs to keep the computer network running to a certain level, which limited the impact of the strike action.

The vast majority of the strikers remain defiant, and do not see this as the end of the fight.
Alan Thomson


THE LIVERPOOL social workers are still on all-out strike. Write to Strike Committee, Unison, Cotton Exchange Building, Bixteth Street, Liverpool L3 9RJ.


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Wed 13 Oct 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1923
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