United Kingdom - Civil servants vote on collective action as cuts spread - March 22, 2011

PCS, the civil service union, reports that around a third of its members in different government departments are currently voting on industrial action in response to a range of threats to jobs and working conditions as pressure mounts from public sector spending cuts. The union may also ballot for national industrial action over cuts and proposed changes to public sector pensions. This could be co-ordinated with other public sector unions. About 80,000 PCS members are already being balloted, notably in the HM Revenue and Customs and the Home Office.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/411 

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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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