Civil servants to strike on Budget Day
A UNION which represents thousands of public sector workers in Swansea and South West Wales has announced an all-day strike on Budget Day (Wednesday March 20).
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union has revealed plans for a series of walkouts and protests by almost a quarter of a million civil and public servants.
The PCS has confirmed this will be followed by other national and sector-specific strikes and industrial action as the union steps up its opposition to cuts to pay, pensions and working conditions.
A spokesman for the union said the PCS has asked for talks on key issues affecting the lives of civil servants and the services they are able to provide to the public but the union claims the Government has refused to negotiate.
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PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "This is not a one-day protest, this is the start of a rolling programme of walkouts and disruptive action to put pressure on a government that is refusing to 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.
"We warned more than two years ago that austerity wouldn't work and we were right.
"There is an alternative to cutting the living standards of hard-working public servants and our campaign is designed to make the case loud and clear."
The PCS represents members in organisations such as the DVLA and the Land Registry.