Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

PCS union picks Budget Day for start of strike

The UK’s largest civil service union, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), has picked Budget Day – 20 March – to start its industrial action over pay and pensions.

The day will be the first in a series of protests which are scheduled to last three months.

The union’s members, who include Jobcentre, benefits and tax office workers, want a 5% pay rise, or £1,200.

The PCS says 61% of those who voted in a national ballot opted to strike.

Turnout among the union’s 250,000 members balloted was 28%.

Of those who voted, 80% were in favour of forms of industrial action other than striking.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21689428
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