Saturday, 19 November 2011

Pensions Justice Action Saturday - November 19th

Trade Unions across the Midlands were out in force on Action Saturday, 19th November.

(Pictured: Joe Morgan, GMB Birmingham and West Midlands Regional Secretary with Gerard Coyne, UNITE West Midlands Regional Secretary )

Unions were out in the community building support, discusssing with Saturday shoppers why unions are taking industrial action on 30
th November.

Activity was taking place in Birmingham, Telford, Leicester, Solihull, Lincoln, Mansfield and Nottingham.

In Birmingham alone some 10,000 leaflets were distributed by activists from the GMB, UNITE, NUT, PCS and NASUWT unions. The leaflets aimed to both dispell myths surrounding the pensions debate and promote the 'Pensions Justice - Day of Action' in Birmingham on November 30.

The reponse from the public was overwhelmingly positive, with many people choosing to sign a petition speaking out against the Government's 'Triple Squeeze' of working longer, paying more and getting less.

It is clear that the public are increasingly aware that working people are being scapegoated by the Government for the mistakes of the financial speculators.

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