NHS and civil servants set for strike
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.