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Civil servants

Issue No. 1874

CIVIL SERVANTS in the PCS union are gearing up for a pay battle with the government. A number of government departments have given unacceptable pay offers to their workers. Union members in the Home Office are set to ballot soon on rejecting their pay offer and taking strike action to win a better deal.

Over 85,000 PCS members in the Department of Work and Pensions are set to ballot over their pay offer. If this is rejected they will move to a ballot for action. Union leaders are calling on their members to reject the deals, which have been capped by the Treasury.

The PCS union is organising pay rallies in a number of towns and cities across Britain during the first week of November. These will take up the issue of low pay and the government's attempts to make public sector workers work longer to get a full pension.

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Sat 25 Oct 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1874
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