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UK Civil Servants Strike: 100,000 to Walk Out On Feb 1

The news comes on the same day that some 20,000 members of the ambulance service in England and Wales join a 24-hour strike.

Around 100,000 civil servants in the United Kingdom will go on strike on February 1 as a dispute over their working conditions and wages deteriorates, the Public and Commercial Services union, which groups the union, announced on Wednesday.

It will be the largest work stoppage in this country in years.

PCS Members

“Over the past month, when thousands of PCS members from various departments went on strike, the government indicated it had no money, but managed to find millions of pounds worth of managers and military personnel in a failed attempt to cover up the work. life of our members”, lamented today the general secretary of the PCS, Mark Serwotka.

This union leader also pointed out that they had already warned the Executive that this dispute would “escalate” if they did not “listen” to their demands.

Serwotka will meet with Jeremy Quinn, a minister in the Cabinet Office, tomorrow, noting that “if he puts money on the table, there is a chance that this dispute will be resolved.”

If this is not the case, public services such as driving tests, port and airport personnel will be affected by this strike.

The news comes on the same day that some 20,000 members of the two main ambulance service unions in England and Wales support a 24-hour strike to demand better pay and protest the lack of staff.

Employees From Different Sector

Many employees from different sectors – railways, nurses, ambulance staff and others – have gone on strike to demand wage increases in order to cope with the sharp increase in the cost of living in the UK.

The British Government introduced a bill in Parliament yesterday that gives it the power to set certain levels of minimum services in the event of forceful measures in essential services, such as health.

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