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Strike threat saves jobs

by Dave Owens, PCS DWP executive (pc)
Issue No. 2337

Bosses at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have agreed to withdraw redundancy notices against 43 workers—after a successful strike ballot of 800,000 PCS union members.

The union’s DWP group executive met in Leeds on Thursday of last week, and agreed to call off a strike planned for Monday of this week.

This is the third time in six months that PCS has forced concessions by taking or threatening strikes.

It’s a reminder that industrial action can stop cuts—and that we can fight to save jobs.

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Tue 22 Jan 2013, 17:05 GMT
Issue No. 2337
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