MASS STRIKES IN BRITAIN, ENTIRE COUNTRY SHUTTING DOWN

Unions prepare for wave upon wave of strikes

Britain is facing the biggest mass strikes in a generation, affecting councils, the NHS and schools, after the country’s largest public sector union said that 1.2 million of its members were “on the road to industrial action”. Ministers are drawing up emergency plans to protect hospital services amid fears that doctors will join a wave of action that could involve more than two million workers protesting against pension reforms. Hospital consultants will lose out most from a 3 per cent rise in public sector pension contributions and Whitehall officials are concerned that they will operate a work-to-rule or strike for the first time. Speaking before Unison’s annual conference next week, Dave Prentis, the general secretary, said that the union will call “the biggest ballot ever held in this country” for strike action. Up to 750,000 public sector workers,civil servants in the PCS union and…

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