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Rank-and-file tax workers: don’t cross picket lines

ARC, the union for senior managers in HMRC, has voted for strike action on Friday 14 February. At the same time PCS, the union for clerical grade staff, has not called any action. The Civil Service Rank & File Network … Continue reading

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Civil Service Rank & File national meeting

A national meeting of the Civil Service Rank & File (CSRF) Network has been called for Saturday 26 October. The meeting will take place in the Circle Theatre of the Black-E, in Liverpool, and is open to all rank-and-file government … Continue reading

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Stop privatisation in HMRC: Communication blockade of Nick Lodge and Transactis

HM Revenue & Customs announced in February that it was running a pilot to “build capacity” in their Benefits & Credits directorate by outsourcing to the private sector. Like a previous trial in Contact Centres, this would be a transparent … Continue reading

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Save HMRC Enquiry Centres: Communication blockade of Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen is the Director of HM Revenue & Customs’ Personal Tax directorate. As such, she is overseeing the closure of all public Enquiry Centres in the North East of England on Monday 3 June. This is a “trial” intended … Continue reading

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Sanctions vote passes – now to build on the ground

Delegates voted overwhelmingly for a motion on non-cooperation with sanctions at PCS Annual Delegate Conference. However, whilst welcome, this only marks a beginning. The task now is to win the argument for and build an explicitly political, rank-and-file led campaign … Continue reading

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Demand action on benefit sanctions – PCS conference rally

The Civil Service Rank & File (CSRF) Network is calling a rally outside of the PCS union’s Annual Delegate Conference at lunchtime on Tuesday 21 May, urging delegates to support a position of non-cooperation with sanctions against welfare claimants. The … Continue reading

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URGENT! New communications blockade and demonstration for Jon Bigger

Jon Bigger is a PCS rep facing a politically-motivated redundancy for his activities as a union rep. His appeal against redundancy, due to take place last Wednesday, was rescheduled in the wake of a demonstration and communications blockade called by … Continue reading

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