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So what are the unions going to do, strike? Commercial decisions are made every day in the private sector to ensure the books balance, employees moan but they cannot strike, they either accept it and move on or change jobs. It is not rocket science, the present scheme is unsustainable, this decision is being made to ensure liquidity and longevity of the public books. This has to happen, striking wont change anything, it's no good burying you head in the sand. If you don't like it, quit! People have to start taking more responsibility for their own pensions and looking after themselves later in life!