THE PAY dispute in DEFRA, the former ministry of agriculture, entered its tenth week at the beginning of this week. A rolling programme of regional strike action, an overtime ban and a work to rule are starting to break the resolve of management.
Offices in Carlisle, Northallerton and Exeter were on strike last week and report solid support. Offices in Guildford, Cambridge and Reading were due to be out for two days this week.
PCS members met last week to reaffirm their support for continued action. Around 60 met in London, the strongest area, and demanded inclusion in the selective action.