Unions claim public sector ‘crippled’ after strike
HUNDREDS of thousands of public sector employees have taken part in a strike across the UK over a controversial pay freeze.
Teachers, firefighters and council workers were among those involved in yesterday’s walk-out, which follows disputes with the government over pay, along with pensions and budget cuts.
The GMB and Unison unions said more than one million people had taken part, though Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said fewer than 500,000 participated. In Scotland, job centres, courts and tax offices were hit by the stoppage.
The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) said up... read more
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