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08.04.13

HMRC staff strike over pay

PCS union members are on a half-day strike this morning, on the first day of the new tax year, when new PAYE real time information is introduced.

Up to 55,000 HMRC staff will strike as part of a three month campaign over cuts to pay, pensions and conditions.

A 24-hour strike at the Home Office and former UKBA, planned for the same day, has been postponed after a legal challenge to a week-long series of walkouts planned in two weeks’ time.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “These strikes are part of an ongoing campaign of industrial action and protests to cause disruption for the government at key times and put pressure on ministers who are refusing to even talk to us.

“Civil and public servants are working harder than ever to provide the services we all rely on but, instead of rewarding them, the government is imposing cuts to their pay, raiding their pensions and trying to rip up their basic working conditions.”

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