United Kingdom - Civil service members vote for national strike - February 25, 2010

 

On 25 February PCS, the civil services union, announced that up to 270,000 civil and public servants from across the country are set to launch a month of industrial action, with a 48 hour strike on 8 and 9 March in a dispute over unilateral changes to redundancy terms. This decision was made following strong support in a ballot which saw 63.4% of those voting backing strike action and 81.4% supporting an overtime ban. The strikes, which will involve Jobcentre staff, tax workers, coastguards, border agency officials, courts staff and driving test examiners, are a result of the government and Cabinet Office making unilateral changes to the civil service compensation scheme.

English: http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm/id ...

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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