See which unions will be on strike this week – and what the key vote figures are
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Which unions will be walking out tomorrow? Workers ranging from lollipop ladies, cleaners and refuse collectors to tax inspectors, Government lawyers and diplomats will take part in the week’s pensions strike, reflecting the huge range of professions affected by the bitter dispute.
Giant public sector unions including Unison, which has over a million members, will join forces with smaller organisations such as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which represents around 17,000 NHS staff.
Teachers, civil servants, nurses, social workers and builders will also take part in rallies and protests across the UK.
We have identified over 50 branches of 30 unions – including seven not affiliated to the TUC – whose members have voted to strike. They represent represent 2.6 million workers – and we have managed to break down the vote for most of the unions on our list: 2.1m ballot papers were sent out with an average ‘yes’ vote of 77.31% and a turnout of 38.55%
Here’s how the 645,076 yes votes we’ve found – an underestimate based on the unions which would reveal the figure – break down. All returning majorities range from less than 60% to 92%.
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