“In HMRC alone, almost one in three staff are now on the National Minimum Wage. In DWP one in five staff are having to claim in-work benefits.”Mark Serwotka, PCS Union General Secretary
By the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
PCS members working in Personal Taxation Operations on Employer Services in East Kilbride and Benton Park View in Newcastle will be the latest to take part in our programme of targeted strike action, when they walk out tomorrow, May 10th.
They will be on strike from 10-12th, 15-19th, 22-26th and 29-31st May; and on the 1st and 2nd of June.
The members will be holding picket lines at the workplaces this week. Tomorrow’s (Wednesday 10) picket line at Benton Park View will include a rally at 8am to be addressed by Fran Heathcote, PCS national president.
If you are in either area, please go along to show your support at the rally and at the picket lines.
Benton Park View: Benton Park Road, Newcastle, NE7 7RE. Picket lines 7:15 -10am, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 May
East Kilbride: Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, G79 1AA. Picket lines 7:15/7:30 – 10:30am, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 May.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “In HMRC alone, almost one in three staff are now on the National Minimum Wage. In DWP one in five staff are having to claim in-work benefits. These people are the government’s own workforce, who are suffering the consequence of year after consecutive year of meagre pay rises leaving tens of thousands of them in financial crisis.
“We will not accept being left behind. We will not accept being treated like the poor relation. PCS members are determined to keep the pressure on until the government improves its offer to us.”
- This article was originally published by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) on May 9th, 2023.
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