Uncivil outbursts likely as PCS union members lobby parliament

Civil
servants are set to express their anger over the huge job cuts outlined in the
Government’s spending review when they lobby MPs about a separate dispute over
pay.

Members
of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will voice their concerns over
low pay, redundancies and service cuts when they protest at the House of
Commons today.

The
workers are highlighting a long-running row over pay at the Department for Work
and Pensions, but will tell politicians how shocked they were at the
chancellor’s announcement on Monday of more than 100,000 job cuts in the Civil
Service.

PCS
general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "We are very disappointed and angry
at the way this has been handled and we will use every opportunity to meet with
ministers and officials to demand answers.

"We
will oppose mass job cuts and industrial action may form part of our
campaign," he added.

Serwotka
said he feared compulsory redundancies were inevitable because the job cuts
were politically motivated.

By Mike Berry

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