8 December 2005 Edition

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NIPSA likely to ballot for strike in New Year

NIPSA, the largest trade union in the Six Counties representing 20,000 members, is likely to ballot on a recommendation from its Executive Committee for all-out strike action in the New Year.

NIPSA General Secretary John Corey said: "We are currently consulting with all Civil Service staff about the pay offer received which would give the majority of staff only a 0.2% increase in rates of pay this year.

"It is clear from the feedback from branches that members are extremely angry about this pay offer and are demanding that the union takes strong action to stop this disgraceful treatment of civil servants."

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