Public sector workers in Fenland go on strike as part of UNISON day of action in protest at Government pay offer

Vicky Cooper, branch secretary of the UNISON Fenland branch, with Unison members at the Peterborough

Vicky Cooper, branch secretary of the UNISON Fenland branch, with Unison members at the Peterborough Unison rally. - Credit: Archant

Public sector workers in Fenland have joined in with a major nationwide strike today over pay, pensions and job cuts.

Members of UNISON (Fenland) Branch are angry at the government’s offer of a one per cent pay rise, which they claim is actually a pay freeze.

About 1.3 million UNISON members across the UK are taking part in the protest.

Dawn Sadler, branch chair at Fenland UNISON, said: “Taking strike action is always the last resort.

“Central government continues to reduce the amount of money it gives to local services, expecting Unison members to keep working under increasing pressure to deliver public services, all with a humiliating one per cent offer of a pay rise. This is a pay cut.”


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