Because all these public sector workers are sick and tired of pay freezes, below-inflation wage increases and of seeing the services they work in hived off to private companies, offering worse pay and conditions.
This is the biggest co-ordinated strike action for years. That so many workers have voted to strike together exposes the failure of the Con-Dem government policies.
Cameron and Clegg are not just wrecking public services. Their “austerity” policies are ruining the lives of millions of people. The Office for National Statistics has revealed that, last year, the number of adults living in absolute poverty jumped from 7.7 million to 8.7 million.
Meanwhile, Britain's richest people have managed to DOUBLE their wealth in the five years since the financial crash, with a combined fortune of £519billion.
Why should workers pay the price for the greed and incompetence of those who control the economic system?
Why should we bail out banks, while fire stations, libraries and youth centres are being closed all around us?
Bridgwater Trades Union Council is proud to support the strikers! You should be too!
JOIN US AT THE CORNHILL, BRIDGWATER 1-2pm, THURSDAY 10TH JULY,
TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR ALL THOSE ON STRIKE
Bridgwater Trades Union Council Tel. 07707 869 144