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Wrexham Public Sector Workers Join Pension Cut Protests

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, May 10th, 2012.

Public sector workers from across Wrexham joined forces today as part of national strikes against pension cuts.

Civil servants, lecturers and tax office workers were amongst those who joined a rally in Queens Square to coincide with protests in London, Cardiff, Liverpool and across the UK.

Picket lines were also held outside Wrexham Magistrates Court, the DWP office on Grosvenor Road, Valuation Office opposite the Art College and the HMRC office on Wrexham technology park.

In addition 200 off duty officers from North Wales Police marched on London along with 16,000 others from across the country to protest pay and conditions changes.

In Queens Square members of the UCU, PCS and Unite unions held aloft red cards baring the slogan “Save our Pensions” whilst others held banners with the defiant message “Hands off our pensions!”

The protests are being held to oppose proposed public sector pension reforms which union members say would see workers paying more into their pensions and retiring later.

Union members rallying at Wrexham's Queens Square.

Speaking at the rally, one union member said that the protests sent a clear signal to the UK government that the pension issue had not gone away.

He added that there had recently been discussions to escalate the action with plans for teachers to join a large scale protest in the near future.

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