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PCS union consults on new action

by Andy Reid, PCS NEC (pc)
Issue No. 2362

PCS strikers at Euston

PCS strikers at Euston (Pic: PCS Euston Tower Branch)

The civil service workers’ PCS union is to hold a two month consultation across 600 union branches on tactics to continue its ongoing national dispute. The union’s national executive agreed this move when it met last week.

The PCS is still looking for joint action with other unions against the government’s austerity agenda, but also needs to develop different kinds of action that it can take on its own.

The consultation aims to come up with tactics that can be sustained by PCS over a prolonged period whilst not excluding taking advantage of any opportunities for joint or co-ordinated action with other unions.

There will be no “one size fits all” answer. The consultation will centre on discussions with branch executive committees and members meetings where practical. It will gauge which tactics and specific targets  command membership support and have the potential to inflict maximum disruption on government and management functions.

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Tue 16 Jul 2013, 17:51 BST
Issue No. 2362
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