Tuesday, 1 July 2014

10th July Strike - March and Rally in Bristol

Stand Up! For Fair Pay and Education

March and Rally
Thursday July 10
Assemble 10.30 am to leave at 11am - College Green Bristol
Organised by UNISON, NUT, GMB and UNITE

We are striking and protesting to:

Defend public services and state education
Recover the pay we have lost since 2010

We all expect and deserve high quality public services, but more than 400,000 jobs have gone in local government since 2010. This is affecting the quality of services provided to council tax payers. Our pay has fallen by 18% since 2010 and for our poorer members, the taxpayer is subsidising wages through benefits.

We demand a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The results of the government’s attacks on state education are now being realised, with failing academies, massive overspends in the Department for Education and a thoroughly demoralised and angry workforce in schools. This is bound to affect the quality of education our children receive.

Poverty Pay is unacceptable in a growing economy!

The employer has refused to negotiate on a pay rise greater than 1% for council workers and is intent on breaking the agreement on teachers pensions. A 1% pay rise is a cut in real terms and follows a pay rise of only 1% last year and a previous 3 year pay freeze. We are left with no alternative but to take strike action. We are tax payers and voters too, and deserve decent pay and pensions - we’re worth it.

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