Voting yes to strike action does not necessarily mean that we will take strike action – it gives the union a mandate to do this if we need to.
There are countless examples where such an outcome is enough to bring the employers back to the negotiating table with a better offer.
The realisation that its staff have had enough of being taken for granted, and are willing to take industrial action to rectify that, is often enough.
A vote for industrial action is a show of unity and strength which will make the employer think twice before it considers making other terms of employment worse or attacking other benefits such as pensions.
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