HMRC workers protest over public sector pay cap

PCS pay cap HMRCThousands of civil servants working for HMRC are today taking part in protests outside their workplaces over the imposition of another year of a below inflation pay rise.

HMRC bosses have failed to challenge the government’s public sector pay cap, imposing the deal on staff at a time when they are also involved in a major closure programme of offices. Wages in the Civil Service have fallen in real terms since 2007 by around 12%.

PCS members will be signing a national petition, talking to the media, MP’s and raising the issue with the public at a series of rallies up and down the length of the UK outside their offices at lunchtime.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “Members are angry at another year of a pay cut in real terms. With inflation well above the government pay cap this puts more of our members in poverty. The government should be rewarding hard working staff not making them suffer. This is the first in a series of protests from PCS members and we will be working with other TUC unions to challenge the government’s public sector pay cap in the autumn”

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