NHS and civil ser­vants set for strike

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NHS work­ers and civil ser­vants are to stage a one-day strike in May over their pen­sion dis­pute.

The Unite trade union, which has over 100,000 mem­bers in the NHS, will walk out on May 10, a day af­ter the Queen’s speech is to set out the NHS re­forms.

The PCS union said its mem­bers in the civil ser­vice would also strike.

But the protest is likely to be much smaller than in Novem­ber, when more than a mil­lion public-sec­tor work­ers staged a na­tional strike.

The gov­ern­ment says that pen­sion ben­e­fits are too high for public-sec­tor work­ers and the changes will even­tu­ally save tens of bil­lions of pounds.

Unite’s mem­bers voted by more than 9-1 to re­ject pro­posed pen­sion changes, which they fear will cost them £30 a month more.

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