Jobs strike deferred

Submitted by Anon on 27 June, 2005 - 11:39

Officials from the civil service union PCS are meeting new Work and Pensions minister David Blunkett on Thursday 23 June to ask for guarantees of no compulsory redundancies and no compulsory transfers in the DWP as the Government proceeds with its plans for over 100,000 job cuts in the civil service and 30,000 in the DWP.

If the union does not get the guarantees then, so the officials say, it may go for a national ballot for national strike action in the autumn.

The union’s DWP London Regional Committee had already called for a campaign of strike action in London, against job cuts as well as against compulsory redundancies and compulsory transfers. They had hoped to start balloting for regional action from 20 June, but that ballot has been put off pending the discussion about national action.

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