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Posted on 3 November 2011 at 15:17 GMT

Unison: 78% of voters say 'yes' to strike

Members of UNISON, the UK's largest union, have today voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action to protect their pensions.

The union balloted members including nurses, teaching assistants, social workers, care assistants, paramedics, police staff, school dinner ladies, probation workers and cleaners.

Overall Yes: 245,358 ; No: 70,253

Results

Local Government (Including Scotland)

Yes 171,428

No 54,500

76% in favour - Turnout 30%

NHS (including Scotland)

Yes 73,930 No 15,753

82% in favour - Turnout 25%

From a Unison press release

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