Commenting on a recommendation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) that the government consider banning strikes by public sector workers, Dave Prentis, UNISON’s general secretary, said:
“We already have the toughest strike laws in Europe and unions are working hard to defend the huge attack on public service workers, their families and local communities.
“The CIPD should be turning their fire on the greedy bankers, who caused the recession and are still living it up on their bonuses, rather than on our members working hard against the odds to maintain vital public services.
“The government meanwhile, would be wise to concentrate on economic recovery rather than picking a fight with the unions.”
From UNISON UK news release
BBC news report of CIPD call