Union says nation-wide strike was 'well-supported' in the borough

Haringey Independent: A picket line outside Haringey Civic Centre A picket line outside Haringey Civic Centre

Union members picketed the civic centre as public sector workers across the borough went on strike.

Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners, teaching assistants and teachers from several unions gathered outside Haringey Civic Centre on Thursday in protest at pay freezes and high living costs.

Members of UNISON, the public sector workers' union, formed an impromptu band to keep spirits up.

Sean Fox, Haringey UNISON branch secretary, said that the strike was “well supported”.

He said: “We closed more than half of the schools and seven out of nine libraries, so our members supported us very well.

“In terms of further action, we’re hoping to start talking to employers to avoid that, but if we do take further action it’ll be in the autumn.”

He added: “We don’t want to take action again unless we really have to.”

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7:40pm Tue 15 Jul 14

squashace says...

These strikes disrupted the lives of millions in north London.

Schools in Haringey were shut, damaging children's education and forcing parents to take time off work or scramble round for childcare.

Libraries and other public services were closed, causing difficulties to families across the UK.

Labour left our economy in a mess. The government has taken difficult decisions that have reduced the deficit by over a third - and they need to keep on dealing with the national debt to safeguard the economy for the long term.

We can't go back to Labour's way of more spending, more borrowing and more taxes. It would wreck the recovery and put jobs at risk.
These strikes disrupted the lives of millions in north London. Schools in Haringey were shut, damaging children's education and forcing parents to take time off work or scramble round for childcare. Libraries and other public services were closed, causing difficulties to families across the UK. Labour left our economy in a mess. The government has taken difficult decisions that have reduced the deficit by over a third - and they need to keep on dealing with the national debt to safeguard the economy for the long term. We can't go back to Labour's way of more spending, more borrowing and more taxes. It would wreck the recovery and put jobs at risk. squashace
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