Members fight Manchester DBC closure

05 Jun 2009

PCS members at Manchester Disability Benefits Centre are fighting a decision to close the office by the end of the year.

Management say the lease of the building is due to end and as it is one of the best performing offices staff are wanted by Jobcentreplus to help cover the rise in unemployment. 

Whilst PCS recognises the pressures facing our members in Jobcentre Plus due to the current recession, the decision by management, nationally, to remove 1100 PDCS staff from their current work and to close the Manchester DBC will unfairly penalise the most vulnerable in society.

PCS negotiations officer Dave Wilkinson said “Manchester DBC provides a vital service to some of the most vulnerable members of society. It performs well because the staff are dedicated and hard working and because people work together despite the pressures put on them by management. “

Support the campaign by signing the No 10 petition. To pledge your support and for further information see the savemanchesterdbc website.

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