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PCS website update on Eastern Avenue strike 02/06/2017

Posted by pcsdwpsheffield in Uncategorized.

(Quotes from PCS website-Read article in full here.)

PCS members at the DWP Sheffield Eastern Avenue jobcentre have taken strike action today over the proposed closure of the office which provides vital services to the community.

Today members took a day’s strike action and will take another five days starting on Monday 12 June.

The strike today was very well supported.

Managers from other sites were brought over to keep the jobcentre open to the public but they would have received a much reduced service.

There was a large picket line outside the office with up to 45 members and reps there at one point.  DWP group president Fran Heathcote was on the picket line and other supporters include local Labour candidates Louise Haigh and Paul Bloomfield and Natalie Bennett from the Green Party.

Local rep Jamie Godfrey said, “The massive picket line and support from the community this morning has been great. It shows we are doing the right thing defending our jobcentre from closure and I’m proud to be part of the PCS campaign.”





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