Hundreds of public sector workers to strike in Derry and Tyrone

strikeDerry and Tyrone is bracing itself for a health and public sector walkout which is expected to disrupt a raft of services today.

Trade union members will take to the streets of Derry, Strabane and Omagh over a planned protest linked to government cuts and pay disputes within the public sector.

Services that could see an all-out strike include bus services, including public school transport, and ambulance services while hospital staff, schools, jobs and benefits office and social security workers could also be involved.

Thousands of public sector workers are pressing ahead with their planned strike, in response to the Stormont Executive’s budget cuts.

Kevin McAdam from the Unite trade union says their workers have had enough: