Communist Youth Organization

The Youth Branch of The Workers’ Communist Party of Iran

Chia Barsen: UK to go on the largest strike since 1926!

The working people of UK namely from the local government workers including the National Union of Teachers, Unison (teaching support staff),GMB, Unite, Public and Commercial Services union, and other local government associations are polling to take strike action on July 10th. 

The general secretary of Unison, described this walkout as “bigger than the General Strike of 1926. 

Teachers have stated five major reasons for this strike action:

1) To remove excessive workload and pointless bureaucracy.
Teachers work nearly 60 hours on average too many of these hours are spent on accountability measures which don’t help children’s learning. 

2) To end performance related pay for teachers.
The PRP only promotes inequality and pay determination costlier. 

3) To reverse unfair pension changes.
Teachers cannot work until 68. It is unfair to make teachers pay more towards their pensions and 

4) To ensure that government and union talks are about policy rather than implementation. Positive talks often leads to positive results for children and teachers. 

5)To make sure there are enough teachers.
Thousands of teachers are leaving because of the plummeting levels of moral.

Unite is striking to increase the pay of it’s employees by 1 pound. It’s 400,000 employees earn blow 15,000 pounds a year.Unite carries government jobs such as refuse collection, cleaning and maintaining council's property, traffic enforcement and school support and care services as well as grave digging. All the above unions are together in fighting for a living wage.
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