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PCS Department for Work and Pensions group executive committee

by Dave Owens, PCS DWP group executive committee (pc)
Issue No. 2300

“If members are up for action it is our job to support them,” PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) group executive committee last week.

Building support for the pensions strikes is a priority. But a number of other disputes remain unresolved.

In a long-running campaign to improve call centre workers’ conditions, a review has failed to recommend the improvements hoped for.

Call centre union reps have called for an immediate ballot for further industrial action. The group executive last week endorsed this call.

Workers are also fighting the compulsory transfer of staff from local offices into call centres on Merseyside.

PCS branches were set to meet as Socialist Worker went to press to call further strikes with the support of the group executive.

A ballot of all members in the DWP over job losses, office closures and the threat of privatisation is likely to follow PCS conference.

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Tue 24 Apr 2012, 16:25 BST
Issue No. 2300
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