Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Youth Staff Set to Strike

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Youth Staff Set to Strike

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Youth and community workers are set to strike for the first time in their history after voting in favour of action over pay, it was learned today.

Members of the Community and Youth Workers Union will stage a series of selective walkouts next month unless the dispute is resolved.

The 14,000 workers are based at youth and community centres across England and Wales that cater for 13 to 19-year-olds.

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