2 July 2012
• Tens of thousands of UK public sector workers, including immigration officers at London's crisis-hit Heathrow Airport went on strike in their latest protest against the government's spending cuts and pension reforms, reported the Wall Street Journal.
• The Edinburgh Evening News reported widespread support for public sector workers who have gone on strike in a row over pensions.
• A committee of MPs said that HM Revenue and Customs could have collected £1 billion more in tax if it had not cut so many staff.
• PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka spoke out about cuts to public sector pensions on BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.
• The PCS website reported that managers in government call centres have been taking down union posters that expose the brutal way workers are told to treat people on benefits.
• The London Evening Standard reported that London’s courts are in chaos after a botched switch to a new courier service delivering vital legal documents.
• The Liverpool Echo reported that the three-day Merseyside jobcentre strike was a success.
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