Over One Million Staff In Schools And Councils Join Strike Over Pay On July 10th Says GMB
There are more people on strike than union members as school and council staff, union members or not, are very angry and it's time someone listened says GMB.
GMB commented on the impact of the strikes today (July 10th) in schools and councils.
Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary for Public Services said "From ringing around GMB regions and branches our information is that over 1 million workers are on strike in councils and schools.
The majority of schools are closed or partially closed. Council services are significantly affected. However a number of our members have been released to work so that we do not endanger life and limb.
But the bottom line is that there are more people on strike than just union members and we've been overwhelmed by the support. Local council and schools staff, union members or not, are very angry and it's time someone listened. "
Contact: Brian Strutton on 07860 606137 or Chris Jukes, GMB Senior Organiser in North East on 07870 176733, Graham McDermott, GMB Senior Organiser in North West on 07974 018404, Neil Derrick, GMB Senior Organiser in Yorkshire & The Humber on 07958 156832, Les Dobbs, GMB Senior Organiser in East Midlands on 07966 327967, Pauline Hinks, GMB Senior Organiser in Birmingham & West Midlands on 07809 617761, Dave Powell, GMB Senior Organiser in London and East of England on 07710 631349, Martin Hird, GMB Senior Organiser in Wales & South West on 07809 769378. Andy Prendergast, GMB Senior Organiser in south East on 07984 492726 of GMB Press Office on 07921 289880, 07974 251823.