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PCS members in Land Registry to ballot

Issue No. 2194

Land Registry workers in the PCS civil service workers’ union are balloting on a proposed agreement over jobs and office closures.

The agreement would stop the closure of offices in Croydon and Peterborough, and guarantees 50 jobs in Portsmouth until March 2013.

The PCS union has campaigned against the plans to close offices in Peterborough, Portsmouth, Croydon, Stevenage, and Tunbridge Wells.

Now staff in the Stevenage and Tunbridge Wells offices, which are to close in June next year, will have the right to redeploy to other Land Registry offices where there are vacancies.

The revised plans will also see 325 lower grade jobs saved.

A Land Registry worker said, “Gains have been achieved because of the campaign, but we are still looking down the barrel of a gun at office closures and job losses.

“PCS members should vote to reject the deal.”

If that happens, the PCS has pledged to ballot members for industrial action

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Tue 23 Mar 2010, 19:30 GMT
Issue No. 2194
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