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‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Public Sector Workers Strike

Thursday, 30 June 2011 10:47

he leader of one of the four unions involved in a national strike has said that the government will be “proved wrong” in its predictions that few will walkout in protest at an overhaul of public sector pensions.

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union said “hundreds and hundreds of thousands” were expected to take part in Thursday’s strikes because the government was “failing to compromise” over pension reforms that he claimed were unfair and politically motivated.

Picket lines were mounted outside schools, government buildings, jobcentres and courts today by striking public sector workers in the biggest wave of industrial unrest since the coalition was formed.’

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