The Civil Service
union PCS is planning a strike on 1st May,
followed by 2 weeks of working to rule, which may impact on the elections set
for 3rd May.
PCS have issued an open letter to Sir Gus O'Donnell Head of the Home Civil Service about the NEC's decision.
The letter sets
out clearly why PCS
members feel they are faced with no other option than to continue with
industrial action to achieve their reasonable and achievable demands which are:
- No compulsory
redundancies and relocations
- A fair and equal pay
system with increases above inflation
- No more outsourcing
without consultation and agreement
- Adequate resources and
decent working conditions
- No cuts in the civil
service compensation scheme
“PCS has been and remains willing
to meet with you or your officials either directly or through an independent
third party such as ACAS to try to avoid further industrial action by
resolving our dispute. With this in mind I thought it would be helpful if PCS put on record publicly what
we have made clear at meetings would be the basis on which the dispute could be
warned in earlier blogs, now that government has created useless consultancy
style departments, and the Civil Servants have unwittingly done their work,
setting up the building blocks for a totalitarian
state, the government say they are no longer needed, and are being treated as expendable
resources being replaced by outsource contracts.
– Destroying Britain from the inside out.