A long weekend of action by our members is taking place from 5-8 April. The strike action, which will start at 1pm on 5 April across the UK, will see tens of thousands of members in the civil service and related bodies walk out of their workplaces in the dispute over pay, pensions, and terms and conditions.
The government refuses to sit down and negotiate, so we must act. The latest action builds on the tremendous success of the 24-hour Budget Day strike.
All members covered by the national strike ballot – except those who work in HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office – will take a half day strike on 5 April starting at 1pm for 3hours, 42 minutes. The 5 April marks the end of the 2012/13 tax year. From 1 April, we will have extra pension contributions imposed, while from the same date millionaires are being given a tax cut by this cabinet of millionaires.
The strike also come just a few days after a new civil service performance management system will have been imposed, about which we have been invited to no meaningful negotiations.
All members who work in HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office will take part in a half-day strike on 8 April which will end at 1pm when they walk in to their workplaces.
This action will mean that there will be disruption across the weekend. The action in HMRC is targeted to affect the introduction of the Real Time Information (RTI) system for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) taxation.