Fight goes on against cuts to jobs, pay and pensions

Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:15
Posted by Scott Buckler

PCS has responded to today's High Court judgement about the government's cuts to redundancy terms for civil servants

PCS deputy general secretary Hugh Lanning said: "We are pleased the judge agreed with our central argument that existing rights to redundancy pay should not be taken away without consent, but naturally disappointed he ruled he could not interfere in the government's economic policies.

"We are taking further legal advice, but this case was only ever one strand of our opposition, and we are committed to carrying on the fight both industrially and politically."

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "Despite the ruling, it still can not be right that low and modestly paid public servants are being forced to pay for the economic crisis with their jobs, their pay and their pensions.

"Our members were on strike on 30 June alongside teachers and lecturers, and we are talking to them and other unions about stepping up industrial action in the autumn if the government refuses to halt its unnecessary and deeply damaging spending cuts."

 

Source: PCS

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