Union bosses to decide whether to hold anti-cuts strike says the headline.
Union leaders will decide later whether to support a co-ordinated campaign of industrial action to oppose the government’s spending cuts.
Several large public sector unions are warning of possible strikes over pension changes, BBC political correspondent Norman Smith says.
But TUC officials are hopeful any action can be avoided after ministers agreed to extend talks.
The government has hinted at changing the law if co-ordinated strikes happen
The unions have a strong case, especially when they argue that more effort should be put into preventing the wholly legal practice of tax avoidance by many of our weathiest. It’s immoral. Unfortunately, that case is somewhat undermined by an enclosure in a recent mailing that my wife has received from her union. Headed ‘Tax Refund Claim Form’, it comes from a company claiming to be ‘the UK’s No. 1 tax refund specialist’.
I know. Claiming a tax refund isn’t the same as tax avoidance. But for a union to be promoting this does seem to have bought in to the prevailing view that tax is somehow A Bad Thing.
It’s time to change our collective mindset. It’s good to pay tax!