The national executive committee (NEC) has agreed plans for a campaign for fair pay and working conditions. The union will be writing to employers setting out our demands and calling for immediate formal negotiations.
The NEC will meet in January to assess the government’s response. If employers do not respond satisfactorily then it was agreed to move to a national ballot for a programme of industrial action - possibly in February 2013.
Strike action is the last resort of any trade union and should be taken to protect and promote their members interests.
4TM is completely opposed to austerity and the continuing idealogical attacks on civil servants and supports membership endorsed strike action; however, we have to ask who is really calling for a general strike and what are their motives?