The far right, racist English Defence League demonstrated outside the Home Office in central London on 17 April.
A recent decision by the leadership of the Unite union’s health section to “aim for” another strike over pensions on 10 May offers a glimmer of hope in the battle to revive a national industrial campaign on the issue.
The PCS union Executive’s statement on why it was overruling the 73% vote from PCS members for a further strike on 28 March against the Government’s pension changes promised instead a hope of “industrial action... before the end of April”.
The leaders of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) have voted not to call national strike action on 28 March.
To turn round the public sector pensions campaign now will need not much less than a miracle.
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) in Merseyside struck for three hours on Monday 5 March.
The Executives of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and of the civil service union PCS, meeting on 9 February, decided to call for a new strike to defend public sector pensions on 28 March.
The Executive of the National Union of Teachers (NUT), meeting on 9 February, decided to call for a new strike to defend public sector pensions on 28 March.
Over the past months there have been persistent rumours of a merger between the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) and Unite, Britain’s largest union.
It looks as if the civil service union PCS may move for a further strike on public-sector pensions around 28 March.