Civil service jobs fight stalled

Submitted by AWL on 21 July, 2005 - 8:02

A national ballot in the civil service by the union PCS, over job cuts in the Department of Work and Pensions, is still on hold as the union has yet to have proper talks with the Government.

The union has said it will organise a ballot over job cuts — 100,000 are planned across the civil service, with 30,000 in the DWP alone — if guarantees of no compulsory redundancies are not forthcoming.

A ballot for regional action in London was due to start on 20 June. It was put off pending talks. But it looks like the government is dragging out talks.

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