More unions vote for strike action

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THE prospect of a massive public sector strike at the end of this month moved a step closer after two more unions voted for action.

The GMB and Ucatt, which represents building workers, has announced that members had overwhelmingly backed industrial action over the Government’s controversial public sector pension changes.

GMB members voted by more than four to one, on a turnout of 33 per cent, in support of the walk-out on November 30.

Some 27 per cent of Ucatt’s members who voted supported action.

GMB national officer Brian Strutton said: “Members have resoundingly said yes to strike action and no to the Government’s raid on their pensions.”