NUT support workers vote ‘Yes” for Nov 30th strike

by - 17th November 2011, 16.42 BST

NUT members in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) have given a resounding endorsement for strike action to defend their pensions.

82.2% of NUT members working in local authority support and advisory services have voted in favour of strike action with a turnout of 40.6%. They join NUT members in schools and colleges who have already taken strike action on 30 June.

General secretary Christine Blower said: “This ballot result confirms that NUT members reject the Government’s attack on public sector pensions. The NUT and the other teaching unions do not accept that our members should pay more, get less and work longer for pensions which we believe are already affordable and fair. The NUT will continue to negotiate with Government but we are also committed to supporting the TUC day of action on 30 November”.