Strike threatens tax-day disruption. By Matt Henkes
Britain’s largest civil service union is balloting around 280,000 workers for industrial action in response to government job-cuts.
If the 24 hour strike goes ahead, it is likely to affect over 200 government departments, and will coincide with the deadline for self-assessment tax returns on 31 January.
The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said that workers are unhappy with the forced redundancies and below inflation pay offers. It added that the use of external consultants was “spiralling out of control”.