Workers vote for pension strikes

Ballots in Amicus, T&G, Ucatt and UNISON have recorded votes of between 73% and 87% in favour of a strike on 23 March against government plans to cut local government pension provision. The civil servants' union PCS has voted two-to-one for a strike on the same day. And the teachers' union NUT has decided to ballot nationally for a strike against cuts in their pension provision, probably on 21 April (not 14 April as previously mooted).