From tomorrow, public sector workers in local government and across the civil service will be taking industrial action to demand that their pay reflects the rising cost of living.
The Government appears clueless about the depth of anger among public servants facing pay cuts while energy, fuel and food prices are letting rip.
These strikes are just a reflection of the strong feelings public servants have because the Government has ignored their worries and refused to act.
I'm calling on the Government to review its pay strategy so that public sector workers are protected from the economic crisis and recession that we now face.
In solidarity with all Unison, Unite and PCS members on picket lines.