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Civil service workers

Issue No. 1992

Civil service workers in the PCS union working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are continuing their fight against massive job cuts.

After the successful strike of over 80,000 PCS members in January, the union is continuing the campaign with an overtime ban.

This is being backed up with pickets of offices where overtime is being worked.

The union is also currently in talks with management.

Dave Owens, the PCS DWP north west regional organiser, told Socialist Worker, “Our pickets of overtime working have been effective so far in Liverpool.

“But the longer it is before more action is called the harder this is to sustain.

“There is a union group executive committee on Thursday of this week.

“It needs to call more action unless management is making significant concessions.

“We can’t allow this dispute to lose momentum.”

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Sat 18 Mar 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1992
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