A poll for strike motion by the Public and Industrial Companies Union which represents UK civil servants, has resulted within the union’s members voting to take industrial motion.
The results of the poll is now set to impression on the supply of a variety of public companies from the workings of driving check centres, job centres, to the operations of the UK border pressure.
The choice has been welcomed by the previous Labour Occasion chief, Jeremy Corbyn who tweeted to say, ‘Civil servants have been instructed to just accept real-terms cuts to pay and pensions. Immediately they’re united and defiant of their response. Solidarity with all PCS union members. I’ll see you on the picket line”.
A excessive 86.2% of these voting supported strike motion, the best proportion vote for motion within the union’s historical past.
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The authorized turnout threshold of fifty% is known to have been achieved in 126 totally different employer areas. The common turnout throughout all balloted areas was 51.6%.
The PCS union is demanding a ten% pay rise, pensions justice, job safety and and no cuts to redundancy phrases.
The PCS nationwide govt committee (NEC) has now despatched a letter to the Cupboard Workplace demanding significant negotiations on its claims. Except substantial proposals are acquired from the federal government, the PCS NEC is predicted to agree a programme of business motion at its assembly on 18 November.
Commenting on the poll, PCS Normal Secretary, Mark Serwortka stated, “Our members have spoken and if the federal government fails to take heed to them, we’ve no choice than to launch a protracted programme of business motion reaching each nook of public life”.
The union says that its industrial motion will likely be scheduled to have the utmost impact, together with coordinating its motion with different unions.
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