Some 2,000 PCS union members working for IT firm Atos struck on Tuesday of this week.
Workers want a 2 percent pay rise. Last year Atos boss Thierry Breton was awarded a 14 percent rise of £279,992, taking his total package to £2,329,250.
Atos runs a number of privatised government contracts. So workers struck who administer DWP medical examinations, National Savings and delivering IT support for customers such as the BBC.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said, “PCS members will take action unless they get a fair pay deal. If the company can afford a 14 percent pay rise for its chief executive it can afford to reward its low paid hard working staff fairly.”
Atos workers were due to begin a work to rule on Wednesday of this week.