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Strike action

Asked for the Government’s reaction to the latest strike announcement, the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson (PMS) said the Government wanted an open and constructive dialogue with unions. The Government was responding to Lord Hutton’s report on public sector pensions, which would remain among the very best. Freezing pay for wages over 21,000 had helped to preserve jobs.

Asked whether the Government felt the ballot’s low turnout meant the unions had no mandate to strike, the PMS noted that one in five PCS members voted for action and said that the Government would keep the issue of strike law under review. Public sector strikes were low and there was no compelling case to change the law at the moment. Francis Maude was leading discussions with the unions and the Government was seeking to engage with them.

Put that any changes to strike laws would take place after any strikes, the PMS said the laws in place were appropriate and we would continue talking to unions. There was a compelling case for the reform of pensions.

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