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Walkout on 5th April! Support the Overtime ban! 26/03/2013

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PCS members will follow up their 20 March Budget Day strike, with a half-day walkout on Friday, 5 April.

From PCS.org.uk:

Rip 2The strike action, which will start at 1pm across the UK, will see nearly 250,000 members in the civil service and related bodies walk out of their workplaces in the dispute over pay, pensions, and terms and conditions. The government refuses to sit down and negotiate, so we must act.

 

This is part of a rolling programme of actionagreed following consultation with members and a successful strike ballot in February and March. Members will observe a national overtime ban from 21 March, and strike action will be interspersed with protests and campaign weeks of action.

The 5 April marks the end of the 2012/13 tax year – and the walkout will kick off a week of tax justice campaigning highlighting the £120 billion tax gap.

 

From 1 April, PCS members will have extra pension contributions imposed on them, while from the same date millionaires are being given a tax cut by this Cabinet of millionaires.

The strike also come just a few days after a new civil service performance management system will have been imposed, about which the union has been invited to no meaningful negotiations. 

PCS members in a number of areas will be taking action short of a strike to disrupt the draconian new system, which is designed to slash jobs.

More information as and when it is released will be here: http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/campaigns/national-campaigns/action-now/index.cfm

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Weekend of action starts on 5 April

26 March 2013

A long weekend of action by our members is taking place from 5-8 April.

FlagsThe strike action, which will start at 1pm on 5 April across the UK, will see tens of thousands of members in the civil service and related bodies walk out of their workplaces in the dispute over pay, pensions, and terms and conditions.

The government refuses to sit down and negotiate, so we must act. The latest action builds on the tremendous success of the 24-hour Budget Day strike.

 

All members covered by the national strike ballot – except those who work in HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office – will take a half day strike on 5 April starting at 1pm for 3hours, 42 minutes.

All members who work in HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office will take part in a half-day strike on 8 April which will end at 1pm when they walk in to their workplaces.

This action will mean that there will be disruption across the weekend. The action in HMRC is targeted to affect the introduction of the Real Time Information (RTI) system for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) taxation.

Pain for many, joy for few

The 5 April marks the end of the 2012/13 tax year. From 1 April, we will have extra pension contributions imposed, while from the same date millionaires are being given a tax cut by this cabinet of millionaires.

The strike also come just a few days after a new civil service performance management system will have been imposed, about which we have been invited to no meaningful negotiations.

Regions and branches are planning events across the UK to take place over that weekend in support of the national campaign and national overtime ban.

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