Dan Swain writes:
Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) members at Revenue and Customs (HMRC) continued their rolling action today with strikes at offices in Yorkshire and Humberside and the East of England. This follows action in Scotland and northern England yesterday, and further action is planned in other areas all week.
The strike is over job losses, office closures and privatisation. I spoke to Leon, a PCS activist at the HMRC offices in Nelson House, Norwich, which had a well attended picket this morning.
“The services we provide to people on helplines, if they want tax-credit renewals for example, are all suffering because of the budget constraints which make the service unworkable, That’s combined with a worsening of the terms and conditions of people who work here.”
PCS report strong support for the action in Scotland yesterday, with 80-90% on strike in most workplaces. Further action is planned for the coming week:
- Wednesday, 25 June – London and South East and South West England
- Thursday, 26 June – Midlands and Northern Ireland
- Friday 27 June – North West England and Wales.
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