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HMRC workers slam jobs threat

by Anna Owens, branch organiser Euston Tower Revenue & Customs
Issue No. 2159

Over 120 workers at the Euston Tower offices of the Revenue & Customs department in central London met last week to launch a campaign to stop the centralisation of Estate and Support Services (ESS).

The PCS civil service workers’ union organised the meeting.

ESS workers are responsible for opening post, booking rooms and the health and safety of staff in communal areas. Some 15 people will be affected by the cuts.

Speakers expressed their anger that not only are the jobs at risk but that the service will be put in jeopardy.

Mike Davis, a CWU postal workers’ union London regional official, also attended the meeting to offer his support and spoke about the fight against the privatisation of the post office.

The meeting agreed various initiatives including getting other central London HMRC offices involved in the campaign and the need to call on the union nationally to offer its support.

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Tue 7 Jul 2009, 18:50 BST
Issue No. 2159
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