GMB Members Vote By 4 to 1 Majority In Favour of Strike Action on Pensions

16 Nov 2011

GMB Members Vote By 4 to 1 Majority In Favour of Strike Action on Pensions

It is not too late for the government to pull back from this confrontation and scrap this attack on pensions says GMB.

GMB members working in local government, the NHS and the civil service across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have voted by more than 4 to 1 in favour of strike action on 30 November to defend their pensions. 

Turnout was 33% across all GMB members balloted in the many thousands of employers across UK. GMB is now conveying the results to these employers and GMB members who were balloted. The full results will be published on GMB website http://www.gmb.org.uk in due course.

Brian Strutton GMB National Secretary for public services said “GMB members have resoundingly said “Yes” to strike action and “No” to the government’s raid on their pensions.

It is now clear that millions of workers will be protesting on November 30th at the Government’s attack on jobs and pensions. The government have already accepted that the original proposals were unfair and wrong. It is not too late for the government to pull back from this confrontation and scrap this attack on pensions”

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Contact Brian Strutton GMB National Secretary 07860 606137 or Steve Pryle 07921 289880 or Rose Conroy 07974 251 823