There was as a very strong start to a two-day strike by PCS members who clean HMRC buildings in Bootle and Liverpool taking action over cuts to their hours to claw back a rise in the minimum wage.
A new PCS petition urges HMRC to suspend its office closure programme, at least until we can assess the department's expected additional workload, following the decision to leave the European Union.
PCS members employed by multinational ISS, working as cleaners in HMRC buildings on Merseyside, are to strike against imposed changes to their pay and conditions.
The government has announced it is pressing ahead with plans to slash civil service redundancy terms by at least 25%, and for many people by considerably more.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka has called on Theresa May's new government to abandon its predecessor's short-termist approach to spending reviews.
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