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Reports round up

05 April 2016
Protesters were set to demonstrate in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on Wednesday of this week to defend the town’s Women’s Aid service.

DWP workers' pay rise should not have strings attached

30 March 2016
PCS union members in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will soon be offered an above inflation pay offer for the first time in years.

Protest in Cardiff says no to Tories' Trade Union Bill

08 March 2016
Around 500 people protested against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Cardiff last Saturday.

PCS union must call strikes to stop HMRC job cull at tax offices

01 March 2016
The PCS union held a rally outside parliament on Tuesday against Tory plans to close tax offices and slash thousands of jobs.

HMRC announces 150 compulsory redundancies - union must call action

23 February 2016
In an escalation of the attack on civil service workers, bosses at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued 150 compulsory redundancy notices on Tuesday of last week.

Reports round-up

23 February 2016
Protest against Gatwick oil drilling | Storms brewing over Met Office pay row | Network Rail stations for sale | Radical Independence Campaign conference | Shepton Mallet cider workers lobby MPs | Action for Children charity workers back pay strike | Defend Rotherham anti-Nazis | Bedroom tax worse than predicted | Firefighters' dispute hots up in South Yorkshire | West Midlands FBU launch industrial action | United Utilities workers strike

'We can’t miss this moment', says PCS leader Mark Serwotka

23 February 2016
PCS union leader Mark Serwotka told Charlie Kimber that Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is a historic opportunity to build resistance—and stronger trade unions

PCS union leader says Jeremy Corbyn’s election an ‘historic opportunity to challenge the rich’

19 February 2016
General secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), Mark Serwotka, says trade unionists must take advantage of the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Strikes can stop jobs cull at Business, Innovation and Skills department

16 February 2016
Tory business secretary Sajid Javid announced the closure of more than 70 Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) department workplaces last week.

Unfair and unworkable, Iain Duncan Smith's 'flagship' is full of holes

03 February 2016
Universal Credit will make working families poorer and is mired in worse delays than ever, two new reports reveal.

Resistance needed to stop the spreading civil service jobs massacre

02 February 2016
Civil service bosses announced plans to slash jobs across a number of departments last week.

Reports round-up

19 January 2016
Pickets turn away cars at EDF | Examine any offer carefully at DVSA | FBU ballot over South Yorkshire cuts | Students oppose axing of grants

Museum strike in Scotland wins support for workers

05 January 2016
PCS union members at the National Museum of Scotland struck on 26 and 27 December as part of a three-year dispute.

Striking driving examiners vent fury at new health risk at centre

08 December 2015
Driving examiners from the DVSA ended a week of rolling strikes with a national walkout on Friday of last week.

Strikes needed to save tax office jobs

01 December 2015
Workers at an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) tax office in Bootle, Merseyside, protested on Wednesday of last week against plans to close the office.

DVSA workers turn it up a gear with rolling walkouts

01 December 2015
Driving examiners working for the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have escalated action against plans to lengthen the working day.

Strikes now can save tax office jobs

24 November 2015
Cdivil service workers protested in Dundee on Friday of last week against plans to close a tax office that could see 130 sacked.

Bosses at DVSA drive workers to a walkout

24 November 2015
Driving examiners across Britain struck on Thursday and Friday of last week.

DVSA bosses' resolve for cuts put to the test by two-day strike of driving examiners

19 November 2015
Driving examiners began a two-day strike today, Thursday, against bosses’ plans at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to increase their working day to fit in more tests.

Strike will drive home opposition

17 November 2015
Driving examiners were set to strike on Thursday and Friday of this week over changes to conditions.

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