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There is lot of voices being heard after government announced scathing cuts in pension. It has been told that thousands of public sector staff had gone for strike after being enraged over the government’s cold attitude towards those who are working day in out for general public.
Among all the protestors is Andrew Garforth, an outpatients’ physiotherapist who is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that government hears what many public sector workers are demanding.
As per the new draft, every single person would have to shell out extra for their pension and even would have to work for more years before they retire. This is what has made workers think about their future which is not left with no option but to lurch for basic necessities.
The government is of the say that they have no option but to make such scathing cuts, protestors are on no mood of listening to such excuses. They are of the say that they are putting £2bn into the NHS every year, but the government is not treating them fairly.
Though the government did share their concerns with workers in February, nothing conclusive could be come out of the same. The government had failed to make the workers understand the constraints they were working under as of now.
“It puts a strain on the country when the strike happens but the government should have foreseen that and come to a deal”, said one of the clinic’s supervisors, Maria.
There are many workers from hospitals, schools and other government organizations which have expressed extreme disappointment over the attitude the government had shown towards them. Many are of the view that they are already under paid and over that the government is taking such steps, which have left them with nothing in hand.
While the protest is getting severe with each passing day, it would be interesting to see how the government resolves the issue.