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Kate Middleton To Join Public Sector Strike: Official Royal TUC Strike Fridge Magnets Raise Millions

by | 28th, November 2011

PUBLIC Sector strikes are coming on Wednesday. And the big question is: will anyone who works notice? The right-wring press warn of queues at Heathrow Airport, pupils learning nothing in school and the country’s borders being porous. Again we ask: will anyone notice the difference?

Well, one difference is that the Guardian’s website is expected to be busier than usual and more people will watching Neighbours. Also, people on their way to work will be able to see the striking public sector workers and ask them what it is they do.

Francis Maude and Danny Alexander say the strikes will pose a “significant hit to the economy at a very challenging time”. It’s a warning that talks up the importance of the strikers’ jobs.

The Treasury says that if everyone who voted for the strike strikes, it will cost the economy £500m.

Factor in the money spent on strikers stocking up on sweets, magazines, commemorative fridge magnets, tea towels, bunting and fags, and the retail researcher verdict estimates the boost to the UK economy could touch £850m.

Says one trade union activist:

“We were going to strike on the day of the Roylal wedding, but then the Government went and gave us the day off.”

Public sector workers like Prince Charles and Kate Middleton are said to be watching events closely…



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