THE PCS civil servants' union is calling for a national day of action, involving all unions, over attacks on pensions. New Labour is increasing the pension age of many public sector workers from 60 to 65. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka says, 'Public servants are very angry about this proposal.'
The PCS has amended a motion at next month's TUC congress to call for a sustained campaign against these, and other, attacks. The PCS wants a campaign linking public and private sector workers together. To have real impact on the government and the bosses the day of action should include striking on a weekday, marches and rallies.
It must be part of a large-scale campaign, organised by the TUC, to defend a decent state pension system.