Unions ready for return to 1970s strikes

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Share Sunday 16 January 2011 10:02 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLcenter_img Unions ready for return to 1970s strikes by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com KCS-content UNIONS are preparing to plunge Britain into a period of 1970s-style industrial unrest with a spring general strike. The general secretaries of Britain’s unions will attend a Trade Union Congress (TUC) meeting on 28 January to discuss the possibility and mechanics of bringing Britain to a halt through coordinated industrial action.The unions hope to bring unrest to the country in a protest over a two-year public sector pay freeze, job losses and announcements from the government on pensions reform.The strikes are planned to take place around the time of chancellor George Osborne’s 23 March budget, with plans for a protest march through London on 26 March. The final findings of a report into pensions reform by ex-Labour cabinet minister John Hutton, also due in March, could inflame tensions between the government and the unions. The former work and pensions secretary recommended a 3 per cent increase on workers’ pension contributions in an October interim report, in a move that angered union leaders. Yet the threat of action has incensed the City, with business groups saying it could damage the fragile economic recovery.A spokesperson for the CBI said yesterday: “Strikes prevent ordinary people going about their daily lives, whether they are getting to work or getting the kids to school. This type of action could also harm the economic recovery at what is a very critical time.”Sir Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of marketing agency WPP Group yesterday warned of a “bumpy period” for businesses around springtime. He was speaking on Sky News.Labour leader Ed Miliband joined growing opposition to union-led industrial action yesterday.Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, he said: “What we are not going to do under my leadership is go back to the heroic failures of the 1980s.“Strikes are a last resort and a sign of failure on both sides… they are not the way you change a government, the way you change a government is through the ballot box.” last_img read more