Last year, in the worst Cost of Living Crisis in 75 years, hundreds of thousands of workers – BT workers, teachers, lecturers, lawyers, nurses, ambulance workers, junior doctors, Border Force workers, bus drivers, rail workers, postal workers, tube workers, cleaners, admin call centre workers – all said the same thing:
“enough is enough!”
They followed the advice of their trade unions and voted YES for strike action on Pay.
2022 saw the biggest increase in strikes in a generation and the reason was the same for all workers: the system is broken. Most workers can no longer afford to live. In UNISON many of our members are low paid and are unable to survive on poverty pay. We hear so many stories of families where parents are missing meals to feed their children, where families are unable to heat their homes and where increasing numbers of members are now regularly using food banks.
Many members are trying to cope by having more than one job.
The sad and brutal fact is that every public sector worker is now working one day a week for FREE!
Instead of the Government putting money in the hands of the workers, workers are donating their hard work one day a week for FREE!
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