THE Government is on a fresh collision course with public sector workers over its controversial pension reforms after more industrial action was called by civil servants and NHS staff.
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union and Unite announced that their members will take action on Thursday, May 10, the day after the Queen’s Speech, which is expected to include a Parliamentary Bill on the pension changes.
The PCS said the May walkout will kickstart a programme of action, with another strike at the end of June and industrial action across the civil service, health and education sectors.
Co-ordinated, targeted industrial action in employer groups and sectors, national and regional protests and political lobbying will also be held.
The dispute has been raging for well over a year and sparked a strike by more than 1.5 million public sector workers last November.
Today we ask: Are public sector workers justified in taking further industrial action to protect their pensions?