Horrendous News as The “Winter of Discontent” Looks to Strike Again, with the TUC Promising Strike Action as Councils Begin Cut-Backs

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Horrendous News as The “Winter of Discontent” Looks to Strike Again as Councils are Forced to Begin Cut-Backs and the TUC threatens Strike Action. As the TUC brings the promise of national strike action, another “Winter of Discontent” looms on the horizon. Cut-backs, growing inflation, job cuts and the banks talking again of further restrictions in lending hails grim news for everyone. Drastic changes to employment contracts have been presented to public sector workers at Britain’s largest local authority. Birmingham City Council has written to just over half of its 50,000 staff outlining changes to their terms and conditions, some of which include the withdrawal of car parking spaces and the scaling back of generous mileage allowances. “These cut-backs may only seem very minor” confirmed a spokesperson for Bad Credits Loans 4 You, a UK specialist at sourcing bad credit loans, “but it will have a negative impact on the lives of those workers who use their car regularly for work purposes”.

As the TUC brings the promise of national strike action, another “Winter of Discontent” looms on the horizon.

Cut-backs, growing inflation, job cuts and the banks talking again of further restrictions in lending hails grim news for everyone.

Drastic changes to employment contracts have been presented to public sector workers at Britain’s largest local authority.

Birmingham City Council has written to just over half of its 50,000 staff outlining changes to their terms and conditions, some of which include the withdrawal of car parking spaces and the scaling back of generous mileage allowances.

“These cut-backs may only seem very minor” confirmed a spokesperson for Bad Credits Loans 4 You, a UK specialist at sourcing bad credit loans, “but it will have a negative impact on the lives of those workers who use their car regularly for work purposes”.

Union chiefs are expected to organise mass meetings over the next week to oppose the council’s plans.

The council has been under Tory-Lib Dem control since 2004 and has decided not to make immediate basic salary cuts, but will start efforts to reduce its annual spending by £330 million over the next 3-4 years by slashing certain perks.

GMB regional secretary Joe Morgan warned that “one of the options has got to be strike action” in a bid to stop Birmingham City Council from making the cuts.

“The workers have been told if they don’t accept new contracts they will be dismissed and re-engaged on worse conditions”.

At the opening of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) annual conference in Manchester, Harriet Harman was seen to back the campaign against spending cuts by saying that Labour would support coordinated strike action.

Union members voted to coordinate their action for maximum impact, with only one delegate from the 700 who voted, against the plan.

Jim McAuslan, general secretary of the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), condemned other union leader’s constant calls for strike action.

Mr McAuslan warned that such action would fail to persuade the public of their case for strike action; “We have to look beyond his hall and we have to look at the tone and how it works with people outside this hall. We are giving, I believe, the coalition government an open goal”.

The BALPA chief is rightly concerned, with so many people coming into bad credit problems due to pay cuts and job losses, strike action could be viewed as absurd by the general public for what may be seen as only minor job changes.

“It is unfortunate the only option the TUC seems to believe will resolve any matter is to cause huge disruption by going on strike” commented the Bad Credit Loans 4 You spokesperson.

David Miliband, current Labour leadership favourite, spoke out against plans for mass protest, saying that “opposition was not enough” and also warned that union plans could alienate the public.

Local council’s are not the only sector that will be facing stringent budget cuts, with every part of the government facing an uphill struggle to continue providing services but at a lower cost.

Derek Barnett, president of the Police Superintendents Association, is concerned about the future of the UK with such major cut-backs being enforced.

Mr Barnett believes the country is facing a “period where disaffection, social and industrial tensions will rise”, which could result in riots.

The Police Federation has recently claimed that the possible loss of up to 40,000 frontline police jobs could be “Christmas for Criminals”.

“There will be an inevitable dilution of front line services if police budgets are cut too severely”.

“As we jail fewer criminals, there will be more criminals at large. There will simply be fewer police officers on the streets”.

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