30/11/2011

Hundreds march through Aberystwyth against public sector pension changes



Over 600 striking public sector workers marched through Aberystwyth today against the UK government's planned major changes to pensions.

The march, organised by Ceredigion Against the Cuts, included workers from Bronglais Hospital, local schools, Coleg Ceredigion, the National Library, the County Council and the National Assembly. Photos of the march, which ended with a rally in the Morlan, can be seen by clicking this link.

Over 40% of Ceredigion's workforce are employed in the public sector with many more reliant on the services they provide.

2 comments:

  1. I am not a Plaid supporter but I do support your attack on the LibDem approval of the Tories devestation of the public sector and their ridicule of workers in Health, Education and other vital services.

    Mark Williams MP and Jeremy Clarkson seem to be singing from the same Hymn sheet.

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  2. Yes, below is a question from Mark Williams at Westminster on the day of the strike:

    Oral Answers to Questions - Prime Minister: Industrial Action (30 Nov 2011)

    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2011-11-30a.941.0&s=speaker%3A11489#g946.2

    Mark Williams: "I declare an interest as a paid-up member of the NASUWT who is not supportive of the action taken today. The critical thing is the timing. Can the Minister reiterate and continue to reiterate the fact that negotiations went on yesterday, will go on tomorrow and, tragically, would have happened today had it not been for the action that has been taken?"

    He was responded to approvingly by Francis Maude, Conservative Minister for the Cabinet Office.

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