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VIDEO: Union workers on strike organise protest march through Northampton town centre

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Public sector workers on a 24-hour strike held a protest march through Northampton town centre on Thursday.

Members of three public sector trade unions are on a 24-hour strike yesterday (Thursday), leaving their jobs in schools and local services due to on-going disputes over pay and pensions.

The strike comes after the unions claim that many of its members work under conditions that show they are “ignored and undervalued”.

In Northampton union members met at Becket’s Park before carrying out a protest march through the town ending at the Guildhall.

Leading the march was Gordon White, NUT county secretary. He said: “Unless the government listens then this will continue. All of the unions here don’t want to be on strike but it’s the last resort because this government is determined to pretend to be listening. They have to talk to us.”

 

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