PCS union gears up for industrial action

The
Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is to ballot 1,500 members at the
Driving Standards Agency (DSA), including driving examiners, on industrial
action over pay.

The
union has branded current pay levels as unacceptable, claiming there is a £4,000
gap between staff doing the same job in two different departments – the DSA and
its parent department, the Department for Transport.

PCS
general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "This situation is simply
intolerable. You have people providing a Rolls-Royce service – generating a
bigger than budgeted for surplus – being given Robin Reliant pay."

He
also said that civil service pay generally was in a mess and called for
national pay bargaining.

By Michael Millar

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