Civil servants vote for strike action

A poll for strike motion by the Public and Industrial Providers Union which represents UK civil servants, has resulted within the union’s members voting to take industrial motion.

The results of the poll is now set to impression on the supply of a spread of public providers from the workings of driving check centres, job centres, to the operations of the UK border power.

The choice has been welcomed by the previous Labour Get together chief, Jeremy Corbyn who tweeted to say, ‘Civil servants had been instructed to simply accept real-terms cuts to pay and pensions. Right now they’re united and defiant of their response.  Solidarity with all PCS union members. I’ll see you on the picket line”.

A excessive 86.2% of these voting supported strike motion, the very best proportion vote for motion within the union’s historical past.


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The authorized turnout threshold of fifty% is known to have been achieved in 126 totally different employer areas. The common turnout throughout all balloted areas was 51.6%.

The PCS union is demanding a ten% pay rise, pensions justice, job safety and and no cuts to redundancy phrases.

The PCS nationwide government committee (NEC) has now despatched a letter to the Cupboard Workplace demanding significant negotiations on its claims. Except substantial proposals are obtained from the federal government, the PCS NEC is anticipated to agree a programme of business motion at its assembly on 18 November.

Commenting on the poll, PCS Basic Secretary, Mark Serwortka mentioned, “Our members have spoken and if the federal government fails to hearken to them, we have now no choice than to launch a protracted programme of business motion reaching each nook of public life”.

The union says that its industrial motion can be scheduled to have the utmost impact, together with coordinating its motion with different unions.