Public sector strike ahead

STAFF at Edinburgh Castle, Jobcentres and the courts are among thousands of public sector workers set to strike on Thursday in a dispute over pensions.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 8th May 2012, 1:00 pm

Up to 30,000 Scottish members of the PCS union are protesting against the Westminster reforms, which hit their paypackets for the first time in April.

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Scottish Secretary of the PCS, Lynn Henderson, said: “Since this was introduced our members are already losing between £60 and £150 per month. It won’t go to their pensions but straight to the Treasury.”