Ahead of civil servants’ walkouts this week and the June 30th strike day, Steve Ryan writes on the Con-Dem offensive against the whole working class
Members of the PCS civil servants’ union throughout a number of departments are taking industrial action over a range of issues, all of which have one theme, and that is government cuts. Department for Work and Pensions and Equality and Human Rights Commission workers are to walk out over office closures, and HMRC tax workers over attacks on sick leave.
Also of course it is PCS that has been instrumental in pushing for co-ordinated action on June 30th.
Many on the left see this as something to be fully supported, and of course it is,. However the issues at stake are more complex and even more important than may at first appear. Continue reading “civil servants on strike: we can’t let the floodgates open”