PCS in the London Department of Work and Pensions has finally resolved to ballot members for strike action over the threat of job losses.
Under the Government’s plans London DWP will lose over a thousand workers and see many more transferred out of London. If the ballot, which begins on 5 September, is successful, then up to10,000 workers will take part in discontinuous strike action starting on 30 September.
The union originally tried to negotiate with the employers and called for a moratorium on job losses while talks took place. However, these representations have been flatly rejected. It is vital that we work for the biggest possible yes vote and the strongest possible action at the end of September.