400,000 workers strike across the country – Coventry reports (May 10, 2012)
Socialist Party members from the CWU, RMT, NUT, UNISON, UNITE ( local government) and Coventry and Warwick university were out in force this morning across Coventry and Nuneaton supporting striking civil servants, lecturers and NHS workers.
Nationally Prison officers walked out today to join hundreds of thousands of other public sector workers taking strike action in defence of their pensions.
Trade unionists taking action include the PCS civil servants' union; Unite in health, Ministry of Defence and the civil service; lecturers in UCU; and members of the Nipsa public services union inNorthern Ireland.
RMT transport union members in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary are also taking action to defend their retirement benefits and tens of thousands of off-duty police are demonstrating today against privatisation and cuts.
InCoventrypickets were well supported atCoventry’s Cofa Court Jobcentre and the local HMRC office at Sherburne house.
InNuneaton, George Elliot hospital saw a large and vibrant picket by UNITE members taking action.
More reports to follow
PCS picket line at Cofa Court Jobcentre in Coventry.
Socialist Party members both Locally and Nationally in the PCS have played a leading role in mobilising and organising strike action today and last year in defence of pensions.
Nuneaton Socialist Party members supporting the UNITE picket line at George Elliot hospital.
PCS members working in the DWP Nuneaton out on strike today joined by Socialist Party members in the RMT and UNITE.
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