Civil service union vows to resist job cuts

The government is on the verge of losing the confidence of its own workforce, according to the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) union.

The union, which organised a 200,000-strong public sector strike last November, said it would consider further industrial action against plans for ‘savage job cuts’ in the public sector.

On the first day of the PCS annual delegate conference in Brighton, general secretary Mark Serwotka, said that in addition to the government pledging to axe more than 100,000 civil service jobs there had been a number of pay caps that were aimed at driving down pay in the service.

Serwotka said the government should be under no illusion that the union would continue to stand up for civil and public servants and the services they deliver.

“Using everything in our armoury and, if necessary, industrial action both on a national and departmental level, we will continue to campaign against such savage job cuts and for decent publicly run public services,” he said.

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