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Naval feet workers vote for action

Tuesday November 22nd 2011

Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) workers have voted for industrial action over pensions, joining other public sector workers in the move.

More than two million workers, including those from the RFA, are due to walk out on November 30.

The TUC-co-ordinated action will disrupt schools, hospitals, courts, council services, job centres, government offices, and driving test centres. Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union gave 60% support to strikes and 80% backing to other industrial action, said the body which represents around 1,000 RFA employees.

It was "nothing short of a scandal" that the RFA, which services the Royal Navy during war and peace time, sees its brave personnel having their pensions attacked by the Government to help bail out the bankers-led financial crisis, said RMT general secretary Bob Crow.

These "brave men and women" risked their lives to get supplies through to ships in war zones around the world, he said.

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