United Kingdom - Overtime ban in tax offices - July 15, 2009

The PCS civil service union has organised an overtime ban in tax offices, in protest at the increase in overtime that is being used to maintain services after 19,000 jobs have been cut from the department.

The union argues that the department should be hiring staff not relying on overtime and temporary workers, particularly in a recession when it is vital to try to collect the estimated Euro 30 billion in uncollected tax. A further 6,000 jobs are due to go by 2011.

70,000 tax staff begin overtime ban at www.epsu.org

Revenue and customs overtime ban begins at www.pcs.org.uk

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