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Friday, 8 March 2013

HMRC Rolling Strikes

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), will start a series of three month rolling industrial action on Budget Day (20 March) to protest pay and pensions.

PCS want want a 5% pay rise.

Of the 28% who voted, 61% voted in favour of strike action, ie 17% of the membership voted in favour. In addition of the 28% who voted, 80% (22% of the membership) voted in favour of industrial action other than striking.

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  1. Seems as though PCS is sinking as well as HMRC.

    Reasons for the pathetic response - probably include PCS inability to protect its members despite all the hubris, still, they did have a nice new HQ recently?

  2. The response will be disappointing to PCS. I'll bet my hat that more that more than 28% will strike. Any decent person would be ashamed to cross a picket line.

    1. Decent people might well be ashamed to cross a picket line but if you were one of the sheeple you would understand that they are more than scared, they are practically terrified of tosspot managers and losing their jobs.

      PCS might have been concentrating on saving jobs at the expense of everything else, but unless I and most other people are mistaken an awful lot of jobs have gone!

      Wait until the truth seeps out about the relationship between PCS HQ and HMRC management.

  3. PCS about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

    Ceased to have much effect before the merger, post merger, I rest my case your honour!

    Management consider them to be little more than a side issue with minimal impact and even less significance, what a shambles.

  4. All the posters that bang on about PCS being useless, ok then what are your idea's to improve things ?
    When you get an employer that is hell bent on bringing in totallitarian changes to terms and conditions, working practices, and is totally deaf and hell bent on non negotiation any union will struggle under these terms.

  5. Don't expect any sympathy from the general public.

    PCS may be weak, but so is their position and they are the only support HMRC staff will receive.

    Don't expect things to get better any time soon.

  6. I voted against the strike because I thought the request for a 5% payrise or £1200 was ridiculous BUT as a Union member (who has needed PCS help 3 times) I will be on strike.