AROUND 100,000 civil servants in the PCS union are set to ballot to take strike action over their awful pay deal in January.
Workers in job centres and benefit offices in London, Glasgow and Essex have walked out of work unofficially in the last few weeks. This was after management had imposed a 2.6 percent pay deal on civil servants in the Department for Work and Pensions.
Activists in London were meeting on Tuesday of this week to plan for more action and to encourage other areas to take action.
Civil servants need to keep up the pressure on management in the run-up to, and during, the ballot, which is set to begin on 5 January.