Guidance for strike action on Monday 8 April

EDIT: this post has been updated to reflect corrected guidance for part time staff. We apologise for any confusion caused.

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The PCS Revenue & Customs Group Executive Committee have published detailed guidance for the half day strike action on Monday 8 April.

Under the principle of equality of sacrifice, all members are asked to take strike action for 3 hours 42 minutes on the day. Further, we are specifically asking members not to work additional time or to accrue flexi, as this only gives the department back the work lost during the strike.

For Bootle Taxes Branch members, this means that:

  • Members with flexi time and normal working patterns should walk in together at 1pm and finish no later than 4.42pm;
  • Members on a set shift pattern that begins before 1pm should strike for the first 3 hours 42 minutes of their shift;
  • Members on a set shift pattern that begins after 1pm should strike for the last 3 hours 42 minutes of their shift;
  • Evening team members who finish at 10pm should walk out at 6.18pm.

There will be picket lines in place from 7am to 1pm which members are encouraged to join, and reps will be on hand to advise those members on non-standard shifts when they should walk in or out.

We recognise that part time workers work a variety of different working patterns according to care arrangements or for other reasons and that taking a 3 hour 42 minute strike could mean that the action has a disproportionate impact on your pay. We would encourage members to make claims from the Branch or Group Hardship Fund if supporting the strike will cause you financial difficulties.

Download a PDF copy of the branch briefing from the GEC here.

Read the latest Q & A about Group Action from the GEC here.

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