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Females join Unison ahead of strikes

Some 81 per cent of applicants looking to join Unison in the past month have been female.

28 November 2011

Women are turning to Unison in the wake of the group's decision to protest over changes to the pension system.

This is according to the union, which noted there has been a 126 per cent monthly increase in membership applications and 81 per cent of these were made by females.

While strike negotiations are still being used to try and thrash out a deal, thousands of people are preparing to take to the picket line on November 30th.

Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison - which has over 1.3 million members - said individuals have been joining up throughout the dispute.

"Public sector workers are turning to their union for support - not this government," he added.

Mr Prentis continued by saying the "aggressive policies" being pursued by those in power are hurting women and as a result they are searching for a voice.

Union bargaining may now be sought to try and come to a resolution.

Posted by Edel Quinn

Source: Unison press release, November 28th
 

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