Support for the 30 November day of action

7 October 2011

More than twenty unions are supporting the Wednesday 30 November protest over cuts to public sector pensions.

Millions of workers from the four nations of the UK are being balloted and urged to vote for strike action.

The co-ordinated November walkouts follow a strike by PCS and three education unions on 30 June.

The organisations taking part cover all areas of public service.

(Click on the union’s name for the latest from their website)

Public and Commercial Services union – took part in 30 June action after members voted 61% in favour of action in a ballot that covered pensions, pay and jobs.

Aspect - representing professionals in children's services. Members voted 75% for strike action.

Association of Educational Psychologists - members voted 64% in favour of strike action on a 30% turnout.

Association of Headteachers and Deputies in Scotland - members voted 60% in favour of strike. 

Association of Teachers and Lecturers – took part in 30 June strike after members in England and Wales voted 83% in favour. Members in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and non-teaching staff in England and Wales have now voted to join 30 November action.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists – members votes 86% for strike action in England and Wales and 89% in Scotland. Turnout 66%.

Educational Institute of Scotland – members voted 82% in favour of striking on a 54% turnout.

FDA – represents senior civil servants and tax collectors. Members voted 81% for strike action on a 54% turnout.

GMB – general union with members in government, local councils and health service. Voted four-to-one for strike action on a 33% turnout.

Immigration Service Union - members voted 74% to strike on a 43% turnout.

Irish National Teachers Organisation – members voted 87% for strike action on a 44% turnout.

NAPO – members voted 83% for action on a 45% turnout. 

NASUWT – teachers union, industrial action ballot covered workloads, working conditions, pay, jobs and pensions. More than 220,000 people took part with 82% voting for strike action.

National Association of Head Teachers – members voted 76% in favour striking on a 54% turnout.

National Union of Teachers - took part in 30 June strike after members in teachers' pension scheme voted 92% in favour. Members in the local government pension scheme voted 82% to join the 30 November action on a 41% turnout.

Northern Ireland Public Services Alliance – members voted 67% in favour of striking on a 43% turnout.

POA – prison workers are banned from striking, but general secretary Steve Gillan told the Trades Union Congress they would take unofficial action. In a consultative ballot members voted 97% to oppose the pension changes. POA members in secure hospitals are voting on whether to join the dispute. The ballot closes on 23 November.

Prospect – representing many professional and specialist civil servants. Members voted 75% for strike action on a 52% turnout.

Rail, Maritime and Transport union – balloted workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro and Orkney Ferries who are covered by the local government pension scheme, and sailors on Royal Fleet Auxilliary (RFA) covered by civil service pension scheme. RFA members voted 60% for strike action. Tyne and Wear Metro workers voted 80 for strike.

Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union – Irish general union with members in public services in Northern Ireland. Members voted 81% for strike action on a turnout of 39%.

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists - members voted 85% in favour of strike action on a 52% turnout.

Society of Radiographers - members voted 85% for a strike on a 58% turnout.

Transport Salaried Staffs' Association - members on Northern Ireland Railways and Ulster Bus voted 77% for strike action.

Ulster Teachers' Union - executive meets on Monday 21 November to decide on action.

Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru – Welsh teachers union members voted 85% for action.

Union of Construction, Allied Trades, and Technicians - ballot for members in local government, health authorities, and civil service voted 83% for strike action on a 27% turnout.

Unison – the biggest union in local government and the NHS. Members voted 78% in favour of the action.

Unite – biggest general union in Britain and Ireland, with members in government, health and local councils. Ballot ended on 16 November.

University and College Union - took part in 30 June action after members voted 61% in favour.

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