Civil servants considering strike action

PCS Union  Branch Chairman Duncan Griffiths
PCS Union Branch Chairman Duncan Griffiths
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Fylde civil servants are set to take part in a vote over possible industrial action.

The PCS union will send ballot papers out nationally on June 12 to consult with members about a potential strike to break the public sector pay cap and force the Government to negotiate on pay and other national campaign issues.

A strike date of July 10 has already been set aside.

Alongside any co-ordinated strikes, the union is also planning a campaign of sustained targeted industrial action in the civil service and is calling on ministers and senior officials to hold negotiations.

Branch Secretary of the PCS Fylde Central Benefits and Services Branch Duncan Griffiths said: “Pay has been falling in real terms over the last decade, with members’ wages being cut in real terms by as much as 20 per cent to 25 per cent.

“Pay progression has ceased to exist in DWP.”