Results of Ballot on Industrial Action - State Sector

The ballot on industrial action closed today, Monday 21 November 2011, at 12 noon. I am delighted to report that we achieved a response of 66.3% with 79.19% in favour of action and 20.81% against.

At a meeting this afternoon Executive agreed unanimously to declare 1 day of strike action on Wednesday 30th November 2011. A separate sheet advising members on picketing and other issues around industrial action is available to download from the website.

Should the Government respond at this late stage with an offer worthy of consideration I will contact members immediately. In the meantime if you have any questions which are not answered in the website advice, please don't hesitate to contact me.

With best wishes.

Yours sincerely

Ann Ballinger

General Secretary

21 November 2011