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Thousands of members of the PCS and Prospect civil service workers’ union in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are balloting for strike action over job cuts and relocations.

Management plans to cut over 800 jobs, and relocate 750 posts out of London and 150 out of Titchfield, Hampshire.

ONS has suffered from poor financial and strategic management since it was set up in 1996.

Staff have some of the lowest pay rates in the civil service and after years of underfunding staff morale is low.

Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary said, “Staff are angry at the haphazard Thousands of members of the PCS and Prospect civil service workers’ union in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are balloting for strike action over job cuts and relocations.

Management plans to cut over 800 jobs, and relocate 750 posts out of London and 150 out of Titchfield, Hampshire.

ONS has suffered from poor financial and strategic management since it was set up in 1996.

Staff have some of the lowest pay rates in the civil service and after years of underfunding staff morale is low.

Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary, said, “Staff are angry at the haphazard and illogical approach mangement are taking in cutting jobs and relocating posts.

“Staff are being balloted because they want an ONS fit for purpose and an end to job cuts and relocations.”


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Sat 10 Jun 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2004
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