'If they don’t listen we will be striking again'

HUNDREDS of council workers across Huntingdonshire joined 1.5 million colleagues nation-wide in a strike over pensions yesterday (Tuesday) – and there could be more to come as other strikes have been planned. One school was closed in the region and refuse

HUNDREDS of council workers across Huntingdonshire joined 1.5 million colleagues nation-wide in a strike over pensions yesterday (Tuesday) - and there could be more to come as other strikes have been planned.

One school was closed in the region and refuse collections were postponed during the 24-hour walkout.

The 11 unions involved and those taking part in the strikes said it was the biggest stoppage in the UK since the General Strike of 1926.

Among the workers to protest in the district were teaching assistants, school catering workers, police support and library staff, probation officers and refuse collectors, as well as planning and housing officers from Huntingdonshire District Council.


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