A statement from the civil service union PCS says: “The union’s national executive [NEC] has agreed plans for a determined campaign for fair pay and working conditions, including a ballot for industrial action by more than a quarter of a million civil and public servants.”
Civil servants held protest meetings and rallies around the country on Friday 30 November as part of a Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) campaign against government attacks on terms and conditions.
An industrial bulletin for civil servants on the 30 November PCS day of action against attacks on terms and conditions.
The PCS DWP Contact Centre ballot (see Solidarity 262, 26 October 2012) over whether to accept the management "offer" over working conditions is out, with 76.6% voting yes, and 23.4% voting no,
Rank-and-file civil servants are taking part in walkouts and protests on 14 November.
Workers at the St Pancras Station outlet of chain sandwich shop Pret A Manger are facing intimidation and victimisation for organising a trade union in the store.
Workers in Jobcentre Plus Contact Centres have been in dispute over working conditions since 2009.
The Government has ordered all departments within the civil service to undertake an urgent review of terms and conditions.
French ferry workers employed by Brittany Ferries, which serves several ports in the UK, launched a prolonged strike against pay cuts and increases in working hours.
Jobcentre Plus call centre workers were on strike over working conditions on Monday 13 August.