Public Sector Strike Luton
30 November 2011, 16:09
Earlier around 100 people marched through Luton striking over the changes to their pensions. They were amongst two million public sector workers in the UK who didn't turn up to work today.
The public sector workers set off at 11:30 this morning, marching from Manor Park to Market Hill where they held a demonstration against the changes to public sector pensions.
The strikes are all about the changes the government are making to to public sector pensions, workers will now pay more money in and will have to wait longer to retire.
Paul Farley's from Unison and helped organise the march. He told Heart,
"There is a possibility of further action; we can't say that there won’t be. You can see people are really exercised about this and they feel they are being punished for a deficit which is not their making."
Linda Sharples, a probation officer was also there. She said,
"I've been doing this job for 28 years and I can see my retirement moving further away from me. And it just feels like were not recognised for what we do. It just feels like a slap in the face."
The government have said people need to work longer because people are living longer, and this is the only way to cover the costs.