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Garston call centre workers set to walk out over job losses

by Dave Owens PCS DWP executive committee (pc)
Issue No. 2403

Workers at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) call centre in Garston, south Liverpool, were set to strike on Friday of this week.

The PCS union members voted for discontinuous strikes by over five to one in an effort to keep the site open.

Workers are rightly angry. A series of DWP office closures have seen nearly 1,000 jobs lost in the city over the last nine years.

Bosses want to portray the closure as bloodless.But catering, cleaning and security jobs will go and some workers will find it impossible to transfer.

Their only options are Bootle call centre or Child Maintenance in Birkenhead.

For many workers it would be the third compulsory transfer in as many years.

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Tue 13 May 2014, 17:48 BST
Issue No. 2403
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