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30 June: voices from the strikes

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Amanda, PCS member, National Portrait Gallery
Issue 2259

Amanda, PCS member, National Portrait Gallery

‘The feeling of solidarity today was fantastic. The next step is for Unison and Unite and others to move to strikes so we can have everyone out together. These strikes aren’t just for us, they’re for everyone.’

Alan, a technician in Unison at Central Foundation Girls’ School

‘We wanted to come out on strike too. It’s about time for united strikes.’

Nadine Seveno, teacher and NUT member, Newham

‘The NUT has doubled in size here. People are not just feeling disappointed—they are angry and want to fight. Having different unions strike together makes our voices louder.’

Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary

‘We want the GMB, Unite and Unison to join us. We’ve had 750,000 out today but if that happens we’ll have four million out.’

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