Right to strike is a basic human right PCS tells Cable
The union has responded to Vince Cable's comments to the GMB conference this morning.
Responding to Vince Cable’s comments to the GMB conference this morning on restricting strike action, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “The right to strike is a basic human right. Trade unions already face the sort of restrictive practices not experienced by any other area of the economy.
“Public sector workers are currently facing unprecedented ideological attacks on their jobs, pensions, pay and conditions which will throw the economy into further recession.
“This government and the bankers who caused the economic crisis are inflicting the greatest damage to our economic and social fabric by cutting public sector jobs, axing vital services and attacking communities. A raft of leading economists believes the coalition’s cuts programme is ill-judged, ill-timed and ill-conceived.
“There is an alternative: by creating jobs to grow the economy, and collecting the £120 billion tax evaded, avoided and uncollected each year."