Council Workers To Fight For Pay

The three main unions organising local government workers are balloting their members on industrial action over the employer’s offer of a 1% pay rise. On the bottom grades the offer is slightly higher to avoid being below the minimum wage.

UNISON, UNITE and GMB have already held consultative ballots on the issue, resulting in substantial majorities to reject the paltry offer and fight for pay. The ballot turnout for GMB members was an unprecedented 83%. Since 2010 pay in Local Government has lost 18% of its value against inflation, with years of pay freezes or 1% increases.

The employer’s argument that pay cuts are necessary to save jobs has no credibility given that 400,000 have been lost since 2010. On the contrary, there is a realisation that the lack of fight on pay has encouraged employers and the government to cut jobs, conditions, pay and services.

So on July the 10th council workers will be on strike and are likely to be joined by teachers, fire fighters and maybe civil servants. Two further days of strike action have been set for September. July 10th could be the start of a much needed fight for pay and jobs!

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GMB express concern over jobs of 146,000 staff; as Walmart sell Asda to billionaire Issa brothers & a private equity company. Asda is priced at £6.8 billion, Walmart will still hold a minority stake; £4b is to be borrowed.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/02/asda-sold-to-billionaire-issa-brothers

Liberals & many on the 'left' exaggerate differences between Trump & Biden; click to see what would make a real difference.
There is no effective “freedom” in a society in which working people live in poverty & billionaires live like parasites.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221826359541925&id=1045558919&sfnsn=scwspmo

Biden opposed moves to rebuild Afghanistan, advising a policy of fighting terrorism in the country. He also opposed withdrawal of US troops, which Trump carried out.
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan/biden’s-comments-rile-afghans-internationals

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@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden's regime will hold on to enclaves in the North East and work alongside Turkish invaders, continuing sanctions against the Syrian government. In general, Biden wants US global leadership, which he sees as being diminished by Trump's inconsistencies.
https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/limited-and-constrained-the-biden-administration-and-the-prospects-of-a-syria-policy/

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

Biden intends to have tighter sanctions on DPRK, and to have stricter preconditions with respect to engaging on talks. The Democrat's president also intends to strengthen an alliance against North Korea. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-northkorea-analysi/biden-on-north-korea-fewer-summits-tighter-sanctions-same-standoff-idUSKBN25G2QO

Arfasprout@arfasprout

@theworkerorguk Which international conflicts has biden spoken more violently than trump on? Evidence please.

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