8 June 2012
A three-day strike across Merseyside jobcentres continued reported the Liverpool Echo
Plans to close driving test centres and coastguard stations provoke a series of walkouts in June
Jobcentre staff across Merseyside (and Halton), took strike action across three days in opposition to plans to reduce by up to 28% staff who help the unemployed back in to work.
PCS began balloting members from 7 June on our political campaign strategy, including whether we should stand or support candidates in national elections.
Staff at HMRC have backed industrial action over budget cuts at the department, with the Public and Commercial Services Union claiming reductions in funding are undermining its ability to collect taxes.
Security firm issues 'sincere apologies' for treatment of stewards but insists it did not exploit workers, reported the Guardian
A new TUC video highlights that your rights at work are under attack.
Cuts at Wales’ only passport office are forcing people who need to renew their passport in a hurry to travel as far as Scotland at their own expense to do so, reported Wales Online.
Following warnings from the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) that the planned closure of the Clyde Coastguard Station will put lives at risk, the SNP has urged the UK government to rethink its programme of cuts to coastguard services in Scotland.
The father of a disabled worker who faces losing her job for the second time in four years has attacked the politicians behind the Remploy closure programme.
Dodgy landlords who won’t repay tenants’ deposits are to be targeted by two Scottish government schemes, reported the Daily Record.