National strike in central government as other actions continue


The long-running industrial action in central government sees another national strike on 28 April with the PCS union expecting 133,000 civil servants in 132 departments to walk out. This is the third full national mobilisation in a campaign over pay, jobs and pensions that began last year and has involved targeted action in a wide range of departments and agencies. In a separate action members of PCS, Unite and UNISON at the Care Quality Commission, the body that monitors health and care services, took a day’s action on 17 April over pay, following a campaign of action short of a strike. The Unite trade union is maintaining its strike action in ambulance and health services while there is also action in Northern Ireland by the GMB and Unite in road services, the Rivers Agency, Forest Service and the Environment Agency.

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