Jobcentre and benefits staff want more strikes

Tens
of thousands of Jobcentre and benefit office workers may stage another round of
strikes over pay.

According
to The Guardian, union activists at the Public and Commercial Services (PCS)
union annual conference in Brighton wanted further strikes, following two
48-hour walkouts in recent months.

The
newspaper quoted a union insider who said people are angry at the way senior
management has approached pay.

Up
to 100,000 staff in job centres and benefit offices downed their pens in April
over the imposition of a pay offer and the introduction of a new pay
performance system, which the PCS claims is discriminatory.

By Quentin Reade

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