Two more unions look to join 28 March action

13 February 2012

College lecturers and firefighters look set to join PCS and the National Union of Teachers for a proposed national strike against pensions on Wednesday 28 March.

The University and College Union (UCU) is consulting its members in further education, who are part of the teachers’ pensions scheme, with a view to joining the action.

PCS, NUT and UCU all took part in last year’s national one-day strikes in June and November.

The Fire Brigades Union are new to the joint action.

A statement issued by the FBU last week said: last week said: “The government's pension proposals are unacceptable and are consulting fire crews with a recommendation there is a rapid move to prepare a strike ballot. “

The national executives of the PCS and NUT agreed last Thursday (9 February) to hold consultative ballots – recommending a ‘yes’ vote for action – before holding the strike on 28 March.

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