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Unison strike action at North Norfolk District Council headquarters in Cromer

18:49 09 July 2014

Unison workers will be among those going on strike on Thursday. Photo: Bill Smith

Unison workers will be among those going on strike on Thursday. Photo: Bill Smith

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Council services will be affected tomorrow because of trade union strike action.

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The industrial action has been called by Unison over a pay cap of 1pc for public sector workers, introduced by the government in 2012.

Members of the National Union of Teachers and the GMB trade union are also taking part tomorrow. Health workers are not on strike.

Simon Case, lead convenor for the Norfolk Unison branch, said there would be a picket line at the North Norfolk District Council office on Holt Road, Cromer, and people would notice a significant reduction of council services.

The council development committee meeting, due to be held tomorrow, has been called off because of the strike.

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5 comments

  • The private sector has been squeezed for just as long. Why should the public sector be treated any differently? Our country is up to its neck in debt.

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    The man on the Clapham Omnibus

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • They need the money to let out their panto costumes for the new season, as they've all been overdoing it a bit on ice creams during the summer. How working class and union-ey is the photographers name, by the way!

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    backwoodsman

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Some of this lot should try being self employed. They don't know how lucky they are to have secure, well paid jobs with full holiday entitlement.

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    samphirelover

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • Man of the people Nigel Farage wants MPs to have a pay rise while screwing the workers like these council staff members. One rule for him, another for others. How is the economy going to thrive if wages continue to fall in real terms?

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    Jeffrey Osborne

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

  • This just proves how much sense the unions have, so they expect us to pay more community charge to give them a pay rise. On the other hand if they want a pay rise the council could just sack some of the staff to make it happen, just hope it's the shop stewards they sack first. Every time these idiots go on strike it costs the public a fortune, they should be grateful that they have a job and no doubt a massive pension.

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    Sweet cheeks

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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