The union is gearing up to mobilise support for an alternative plan for economic recovery ahead of the coalition government's emergency Budget on Tuesday.
Other cost-saving measures suggested by Unison include introducing a Robin Hood Tax to generate £30bn a year from UK financial institutions from a major financial transactions tax; £4bn by cancelling missile program Trident; and £2.8bn by ending the central government use of private consultants.
Dave Prentis, Unison general secretary, said: ‘Our members are angry - they are angry that the government is forging ahead with drastic cuts to vital services - and ignoring the obvious alternatives.
‘The bankers that got us into this mess should pay their fair share towards the recovery. Introducing a tax on transactions would be a good place to start, raising £30bn, which could be reinvested to save services.'