"Unison will ballot one million of its members to strike to protect their pensions. This will not be a token skirmish, but a prolonged and sustained war, because this government has declared war on a huge proportion of the population".
Dave Prentis, general secretary of the big public services union Unison, made that declaration on 30 April. He did not say when Unison will ballot. Unison officials dismiss any possibility of Unison balloting to join the likely strike over pensions by NUT, PCS, ATL, and UCU on 30 June.
But Prentis said it. Unison members should pin him down to a definite schedule.