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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

LOBBY OF WELSH ASSEMBLY: Gearing up for strike action

Unions gathered today outside the Welsh Assembly offices in Cardiff Bay to lobby Members over the proposed attacks on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

In terms of actually changing anything, the demo did not do anything, and indeed COULD not do anything.. given that AMs are not in a position to change anything, although they can pass on thier feelings to thier colleagues in Westminster. The whole point was to start raising the profile of the campaign to protect the pension scheme. I would not bother to mention it, but it looks to be heading for a major strike in the next two months; with over 1 million people involved this would be the biggest strike in the UK since the General Strike of 1926.

Interesting times are ahead.


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