Thousands of Inland Revenue workers in the PCS union held a flexi-protest over pay on Wednesday of last week.
People refused to go into work until their 'core' time began. Other flexi-protests are now planned.
Around 70 members of the Left Unity group in the PCS civil servants' union met in Manchester last week. They discussed plans to challenge the right wing leadership of the PCS national executive in elections next year, especially after the election of Left Unity member Mark Serwotka as general secretary elect last year.
A slate has been decided upon to contest the elections. The meeting also discussed building the left in the union, voted unanimously to affiliate to the national Stop the War coalition, and backed the indefinite strike by PCS members in Pathfinder offices.
Around 120 members packed into at a PCS meeting in the head office of the Home Office last week to discuss their pay offer. The meeting was the biggest for several years-with a good turnout from the lower paid clerical grades and support staff.
The meeting voted to reject management's pay offer and support some sort of industrial action.
Forty workers came to a Civil Servants Against the War meeting in London on Monday of this week.