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Strike hits the Home Office bosses

by Paul McGoay, president of identity and passport group PCS
Issue No. 2350

Home Office workers in the PCS union took four days of industrial action last week.Walkouts were organised on a rolling and targeted basis across the UK from Tuesday to Friday. 

This was part of an ongoing national PCS campaign against attacks on pay, jobs, terms and conditions and pensions.

It was solidly supported and each member took at least one day’s industrial action across the week. 

Members walked out at the Home Office building and in the UK Border Agency. Other Home Office workers at the Identity and Passport Service and at the Disclosure and Barring Service had walked out a week before.

This action followed workers’ outrage at bosses’ attempts to stop them from striking on 5 April. Management threatened members with losing a full day’s pay if they took half a day’s action. 

The PCS Home Office group executive will consider further action in the coming months.

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Tue 23 Apr 2013, 18:27 BST
Issue No. 2350
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