A strike by workers in the Department for Work and Pensions against job losses, scheduled for 21 January, is unlikely to go ahead.
The ballot, in response to the announcement of 43 compulsory redundancies, returned a vote in favour strikes, but it now looks as though management might back down from that. PCS union leaders say talks with management have been “very positive”.
As we go to presss, the exact detail of the talks is unknown. Members should decide on the future of the dispute.
If the jobs have indeed been saved, that is a significant victory.