TUC Boss Brendan Barber has urged ministers to “engage in a genuine spirit of seeking agreement” to end the disagreement over increased pension contributions and has said that unions may hold a nationwide “day of action” for 30 November which will disrupt public services in the UK.
The government in response has said that such action will not endear the public to the unions and make the public “angry”.
Unison, Unite, GMB and the Fire Brigades’ Union are already looking to ballot members for coordinated industrial action. Mr Barber intimated that 10 other unions may also take part in a vote on strike action saying that the day of action on 30th November would bring about “the biggest trade union mobilisation for a generation”.
Talks are being held between the Government and the unions. to avert the proposed day of action in November.