Brendan Barber, the general secretary of TUC forecasted that the coming year will be a ‘horrible’ year with increasing ‘cuts’ referring to the predicted reduction in various vital statistics that denote society’s economic and general well being.
The union leader gave a new year message to his colleagues in which he professed that there will be cuts every where in the coming year, cuts in standards of living, cuts in jobs and so on. He predicted a dismal scenario.
He warned that the coming year will be a difficult year for the government as it have to face more and more angry protests. Another leader of the Public and Commercial Services Union, Mark Serwotka said that it is eminent that the union will resort to strikes if needed. The leader talked to the Times news paper. He says that, the more union members stand up against cuts, the more problems can be created to the government, there by exercising more pressure, so that the government takes their stand seriously enough to come for negotiations. He said that the government has to realize the fact that the union is ready to fight and is committed.
The Times says that the senior leaders are planning to attend a TUC meeting in the first week of New Year to discuss their stand on the proposed cuts. It appears that the union is taking every measure to apply pressure on government to meet its demands against cuts.
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