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IMPACT members have voted 86% to 14% for strike action on a 69% ballot. This is a huge change from the position in March where a similar vote resulted in a 65% Yes vote on a 53% turnout. The vote in March fell just short of the 2/3 barrier that union rules lay down as the minimum threshold for official action to be sanctioned. 

This marks a dramatic shift over the past 7 months. But that’s hardly a surprise given the imposition of the levy, the slash and burn budget and the threats of cuts and redundancies and the general economic chaos and political crisis that threatens public sector workers.