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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Solidarity with Unilever workers' pensions fight

A strike involving almost 3000 members of Unite and GMB will start on Friday – workers in the private sector striking to keep their final salary pension scheme. The significance is not lost on us as public sector workers. The Government has tried to divide us from private sector workers by claiming somehow we were better off than private sector workers and should take a hit because we are lucky to have jobs and pensions that no-one in the private sector enjoyed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/unilever-staff-prepare-for-strike-6273374.html

Thus ‘actions speak louder than words’ and the Unilever workers employed at Port Sunlight on Merseyside, Warrington and Essex have shown us and the government that there are workers in the private sector in the same boat. Join a union and fight to protect your pension in the public sector AND the private sector!>http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/12/07/unilever-workers-prepare-for-first-national-strike-100252-29908730/