Nearly 3,000 civil servants in the Department for Work and Pensions across seven sites struck on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 January.
3,500 civil servants in the Department for Work and Pensions will strike on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 January against dramatic changes to their work conditions.
After over a year of prevaricating, the PCS leadership have finally called strike days around the Jobcentre Plus (DWP) “TPIP” (Telephony and Processing Implementation Project) on 20th and 21st January.
PCS members are balloting against Coalition threats to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme, defended from the Labour government with strike action as recently as March 2010. The ballot period ends on January 14.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the civil service union PCS, announced his “April Thesis” in an article in the Guardian on 30 December and an interview with the Times the same day.
In the first half of 2011 we face mass compulsory redundancies. Our union cannot sit through these attacks. Our slogan has to be: defend pensions and employment.
Meetings have been held to consult over strike action among Jobcentre Plus Contact Centre Directorate (CCD) staff.
The Lib/Tory government has broken off talks with the unions about the redundancy pay entitlements of civil service workers.
The civil service union PCS and Unison, which is strongest in local government and health, have announced an alliance. The union leaders declare: