Council staff walk-out

PUBLISHED: 06:14 23 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:02 24 May 2010

Thousands of council staff in North Somerset plan to strike over a dispute about pensions. Up to 2,500 UNISON members will stage a one-day walk-out on March 28 as part of a nationwide battle to fight what they say are 'unjust cuts' to local government pen

Thousands of council staff in North Somerset plan to strike over a dispute about pensions.Up to 2,500 UNISON members will stage a one-day walk-out on March 28 as part of a nationwide battle to fight what they say are 'unjust cuts' to local government pensions.The strike, which could see picket lines outside Weston Town Hall, comes after a national ballot in which 80 per cent of workers backed industrial action.Workers are angry the Government wants to scrap the rule allowing them to retire aged 60 on a full pension if they have paid sufficient contributions.

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