The PCS civil service workers’ union was set to begin consulting its 250,000 members on Thursday of this week for a mandate to join the 10 July strike .
“Members are really up for it. Everyone needs a pay rise,” Jane Aitchison, a PCS rep in Leeds, told Socialist Worker.
Union activists are organising meetings to build the turnout.
“We will talk about the importance of coordinating with other workers,” said Jane.
Jane is also the joint secretary of Unite the Resistance. She said, “The branch secretary of the all-out UCU strike at Lambeth College will be coming up to Leeds to speak at site meetings. We will be going around Unison meetings too.”
Dean Ryan is a Unison shop steward in Islington, north London.
Speaking in a personal capacity he said, “We want to build momentum for 10 July and getting all the unions working together before it.
“We’re in touch with health workers and are trying to get firefighters involved too.”