PCS to consider national strike action over 91,000 civil service job cuts

The PCS is to consider national strike action over government plans to cut 91,000 civil service job cuts.

The union’s National Executive Committee yesterday submitted an emergency motion to next week’s annual conference proposing a campaign to defend members’ jobs, which would including taking industrial action when appropriate

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “The civil service needs more staff, not less. We will defend every single job, not just on behalf of our hard-working members, but on behalf of every member of the public who relies on the services they provide every day.”

The union set out its stall to protect the civil service by demanding the government fully consults with union officials about its plans, vowing to fight any compulsory redundancies and any attempts to privatise or outsource jobs, and reiterating the call for investment not cuts.

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