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'Erratic behaviour and wild allegations' from ministers

Responding to the latest comments by ministers Francis Maude and Danny Alexander, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said:

"The latest threats about further curbs on strike laws and offers being withdrawn follow ridiculous claims earlier this week that the strike could cost £500 million and put jobs at risk.

"This just shows how little grip they have on the detailed and very serious issues at stake for millions of public sector workers, and calls into question their competence and suitability for these negotiations.

"The Cabinet Office minister talks about a 'perverse incentive to strike', but what is perverse is that ministers are planning to raid public sector pensions to pay for a deficit caused by the greed and recklessness of wealthy bankers.

"Such erratic behaviour and wild allegations are becoming increasingly frequent from ministers who claim negotiations are ongoing even though they say they've made their final offer."


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