Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The strike in Wrecsam

Plaid Cymru will be marching in solidarity with public sector workers in Wrecsam tomorrow, as surveys reveal growing support for the strike among the general public.
Whether you're out on strike on November 30 or supporting the campaign against public sector cuts to pensions and services, join us at Queen Square at 11.30am.


Anonymous said...

The riots earlier this year cost the UK economy around £100m and the unrest was condemned as mindless.

The public sector strike on Wednesday is forecast to cost the economy some 5 times that amount and yet Plaid is supporting it.

At a time when the economy is extremely fragile, is this healthy?

Roll on May 2012.

Plaid Whitegate said...

Plaid and the majority of people in Wales support this strike in defence of public sector services and pensions.

The Royal Wedding earlier this year gave everyone a day off work - how much did that cost?

Glad to see the Monster Raving Loony Party is considering standing in May.

Anonymous said...

"Glad to see the Monster Raving Loony Party is considering standing in May."

Me too - Their policies make more sense than yours.

Anonymous said...

Just seen this
on Twitter

Gone too far with this #strike. Boyfriend has had his dialysis cancelled. How can they justify playing god with peoples lives??? Not happy!

A message to all 2 million public sector strikers. If one person loses their life because they cannot access emergency healthcare you will ALL have blood on your hands.

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Critical care in hospitals is covered.

Granting extra bank holidays for the Royal Wedding and the Jubilee will cost the economy a lot more in enhanced pay than a public sector strike will because strikers do not get paid. Health Boards/Local Government and other public bodies will save millions of pounds tomorrow in unpaid wages.

Anonymous said...

And that will offset the projected HALF A BILLION lost in UK productivity as millions of workers are unable to go to work because their children are off school?

Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

@Plaid Whitegate

"Plaid and the majority of people in Wales support this strike in defence of public sector services and pensions."

What utter rubbish, when were the majority of people of Wales, parents and public affected by these strikes asked their opinion?

Plaid Whitegate said...

2 surveys - one for the BBC and one for Sky - showed 61% and 71% support respectively for the strikes across the UK. Given the political composition of Wales, I have no doubt that the feeling of support would be stronger in Wales.
These Anon Tories (or possibly Ed Miliband fans) are sounding increasingly rattled.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

From the Political Scrapbook blog:

In an amusing twist, a poll on the Daily Mail homepage appears to show 84% of visitors to the site support the today’s industrial action. This is in stark contrast to the Mail‘s vehemently anti-strike frontpage this morning.

It also provides an odd counterpoint to their lead story, quoting David Cameron’s description of the two-million-worker walkout as “a damp squib”.

Anonymous said...

People should take a closer look at the public sector pensions and understand that workers should pay more personal contributions. It's easy for these Plaid councillors to jump on the strike bandwagon. The hard option is to come up with alternatives. In fact Plaid sound like Labour of old.

The economy is in a terrible state and cuts need to be made. Trimming some of the fat off the public sector will help, but it's only a drop in the ocean.

Maybe Plaid could donate their councillors wages to the local public sector workers as a sign of how much they agree with them??

Plaid Whitegate, do you have a public sector pension? We all know that polls are based on answers given by a small section of people. Majority of my workmates are against this strike.

My political allegiance is definitley not Plaid/Labour or Conservative. I just want people to pay their way and stop bleating on. I work in the private sector and I don't see any support come from the public sector when my company has it's usual seasonal lay off.