All out 30 November!

November 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm (Cross-post, Cuts, solidarity, unions, workers)

Who's out on Nov 30th?

A quick guide to union ballots for strike action on November 30th so far…

Around 3 million workers are estimated to be on strike on 30th November, with more ballot results being announced this week. A quick list so far, updated from info gathered by the Society of Radiographers

Ballot results so far

  • National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO): 83% in favour of strike on 45% turnout
  • Unison: 78% voted for strikes on a 29% turnout
  • Unite: 75% in favour of strike action on a 31% turnout, a breakdown of the votes sector by sector can be found here
  • GMB: 80% in favour of a strike, on a 33% turnout
  • NASUWT: 82% in favour of strike action, 91% in favour of action short of a strike; 40% turnout
  • UCATT Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians: 83% majority in favour of strike action on a 27% turnout
  • EIS Scottish teachers’ union: voted by 82.2% for action with a turnout of 54.2%
  • Scottish Secondary Teachers Association voted in 79.19% in favour on a 66.3% turnout
  • Nipsa (Northern Ireland): balloted for strikes over pensions, pay and jobs and voted by 67% for strikes on a 43% turnout
  • The Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS): voted by just under 60% for strikes on a 38% turnout
  • NAHT headteachers’ union: 75.8% voted for strikes on a 53.6% turnout
  • Society of Radiographers: 81.2% voted for strikes on a 58.2% turnout
  • Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP): 64% voted for strikes on an unknown turnout
  • Aspect: 75.1% in favour of industrial action, turnout unknown
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP): England and Wales, 86% voted for strikes and Scotland, 89.1% voted for strikes on a combined turnout of 66%
  • Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP): voted by 85% for strikes on a 52% turnout
  • FDA: backed strikes by 81% on a 54% turnout
  • SIPTU – Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union – Irish general union with members in public services in Northern Ireland. Members voted 81% for strike action on a turnout of 39%.
  • Prospect: 75% voted for strikes on a 52% turnout
  • Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) in Northern Ireland : 77% vote for strikes
  • RMT local branch members employed by DB Regio and Nexus who run Tyne and Wear Metro, as well as staff at Orkney Ferries and Royal Fleet Auxilliary voted 80% in favour of strike action, turnout unknown

Ballot results due:

  • POA: prison workers are banned from striking, but general secretary Steve Gillan told the Trades Union Congress they would take unofficial action. In a consultative ballot members voted 97% to oppose the pension changes. POA members in secure hospitals are voting on whether to join the dispute. The ballot closes on 23 November.

Unions which previously balloted their members and will be participating in action on 30 November are:

  • PCS: live ballot over pensions, pay and cuts. Committed to November strike
  • UCU: members in Teachers’ Pension Scheme will strike again in autumn. Also won ballot last week for lecturers in older universities in USS pension scheme
  • NUT: committed to further coordinated strikes to defend pensions
  • ATL: committed to further coordinated strikes to defend pensions
  • UCAC Welsh teachers’ union: struck on 5 October and will also join 30 November
  • Unison Northern Ireland: struck on 5 October and will also join 30 November

Scab union who vow never to go on strike, but whose class-traitor members will enjoy any gains won by those going on strike, standing in the cold on picket lines, losing their pay, campaigning tirelessly to ensure Nov 30th is a success:

Scab union who didn’t trust their members enough to ballot them for N30, whose members are leaving in droves, and those who stay will enjoy any gains won by those going on strike, standing in the cold on picket lines, losing their pay, campaigning tirelessly to ensure Nov 30th is a success:

5 Comments

  1. A strategy to win? A few thoughts on today’s developments « Representing the Mambo said,

    [...] This list of unions on strike on 30/11 is fairly comprehensive. And quite heartening………. [...]

  2. representingthemambo said,

    Thanks for posting this. To be honest I’m feeling a little trepidation about the upcoming action, as I’m far too young to remember anything on this scale happening before. But is heartening to see so many unions on strike.
    Lets hope we can make the government back down. How we do that is another question entirely of course…………

  3. Jim Denham said,

    “Lets hope we can make the government back down. How we do that is another question entirely of course…………”:

    Workers Liberty on shallow slogans:

    http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2011/11/23/strikes-and-shallow-slogans

  4. Union Power, Kyriarchy and the Scab « Random musings said,

    [...] – there are a fuck-tonne of unions lining up for industrial action, from practically the entire public sector, to the JIB Sparks, to the Unilever workers, to Ford we are entering into a critical phase of [...]

  5. Union Power, Kyriarchy and the Scab « Random musings said,

    [...] – there are a fuck-tonne of unions lining up for industrial action, from practically the entire public sector, to the JIB Sparks, to the Unilever workers, to Ford we are entering into a critical phase of [...]

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