Around 750,000 public sector workers will go on strike on Thursday 30 June to protest against government attacks on their pensions.
Because of the variety of the pension schemes affected different groups of workers will lose different amounts, but they will all lose significantly. The unions involved are teaching unions the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL); the civil service union the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS); and parts of the University and College Union (UCU).
There will be a number of picket lines at Jobcentres; Barnet NUT and their supporters will meet at 9.30am at Finchley Central and Golders Green tube stations before travelling to the central London march which assembles from 11am at Lincoln’s Inn Fields; and Middlesex University UCU members will set off from the Hendon campus at 10.30am.
Please support the strikers in whatever way you can today, since they are likely to take a hammering in much of the mainstream media. They are just people who don’t accept that they should have their living standards attacked: this is a rich country and can afford to pay everyone – public and private sector – a decent pension.