The PCS civil service workers’ union is in the middle of a huge consultation process, discussing the next stage of its campaign against 100,000 job losses, low pay and privatisation.
At meetings across the country, PCS members are showing that they want more action after strikes in January and May, preferably alongside other unions.
Sue Bond, the PCS vice president, told Socialist Worker, “I have done seven consultation meetings and have had a very positive response.
“The first thing people say is we need action with other unions, as that will have more impact. At the Highways Agency one person got up and said we need to bring the country to a halt, as they do in France.
“People know that strikes need to go hand in hand with campaigning, mainly alongside service users. People are up for more action – this is a government attack and we need a united response.”