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Opinion on Nov 30 Strikes

A few links to some thought-provoking articles on the Nov 30 strikes:

1.The Guardian’s Focus Podcast: public sector strike

Half an hour round-table discussion of the strike.

2.The Economist: the politics of austerity

Short video two-way with Economist columnist.

3.The Telegraph: a strike that makes the case for reform

Telegraph view.  Anti-strike.

4.Huffington Post: ‘pensions are being stolen to plug the deficit’ UCU

Interview with University and College Union’s general secretary.

5.Public Finance Opinion: there is no alternative

Very informative post by the general secretary of Unison.

Do you think the public sector was right to strike?  Is it right to say that those who went on strike actually represent the views of the public sector?