PCS protests at changes to working conditionsTagged as: commercial local_communities public repression services union work
Friday 30th November 2012
At 12.15 I met with staff from the Station Street Job Centre JCP who gathered to protest at the government attacks on thier working conditions.
It was part of a nationwide co-ordinated series of events included 15-minute protests to take Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude at his word, after he suggested last year union members could walk out for a quarter of an hour to "get their point across without losing pay".
So, organisers said this is exactly what they did! Of course, it remains to be seen if this sort of action is anywhere near enough to achieve thier objectives. Personally, I think not!
A little latter, union members attended a rally at the Navigation Inn with assorted speakers in Lilian Greenwood MP.
In a statement, the PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "We have been fighting cuts to jobs, pay and pensions as ministers seek to make us pay for a crisis caused by bankers and politicians. Now our members are having to defend everything they rely on to manage their working lives.
"As well as the cuts across our transport services, it is impossible to separate the plans to cut some very basic working conditions in the civil service from the Tory-led government's wider political project to drive down pay, conditions and employment rights across the economy, and we are determined to oppose it."
PCS Day of protest against government plans to rip up rights
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