Support our 36 days of strike action at ISS

PCS members working in three major government departments for outsourced company ISS are to start the first of 36 days of strike action on 1 November.

Around 100 PCS members employed as cleaners, security guards and support staff at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, the Department for Business and Trade, and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology will strike from November 1 to 17 and from November 27 to December 15

This action will follow previous well-supported action in September and October over a below-inflation pay offer of 2.2%, union recognition and improvements to terms and conditions. 

The 36-day strike also comes because of the employer’s failure to enter into meaningful negotiations. 

The members are committed to the new round of action and expect that their walk-outs will disrupt services in these three government offices in central London. 

The strike will start with a picket line at 1 Victoria Street in London on Wednesday 1 November, while the second picket will coincide with the formal opening of parliament. While PCS members are struggling to pay their bills, other areas of government are spending millions on lavish ceremonies. 

Further picket lines to those detailed below will be announced unless ISS are able to end this dispute with an increased pay offer, a commitment to better terms and conditions, and recognition of PCS as our members’ trade union. 

Show your support 

  • Visit the picket lines on 1 November at 1 Victoria Street (7:00 – 10:00); 7, 9 and 15 November at 3-8 Whitehall Place (8:00 -10:00); and 16 November at 1 Victoria Street (8:00 -10:00). 
  • Donate to the ISS strike fund using account number 2033149 sort code: 60-83-01, account name PCS Fighting Fund Levy (please use ISS as the reference). 
  • Sign the petition to the chief executive of the Government Property Agency. 
  • Send messages of support to 

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