Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/17596

Posted on 21 October 2013 at 11:32 GMT

PCS strike in DWP and DEFRA Shared Services

PCS members in Shared Services in DWP and DEFRA will be out on strike next Friday 25th October in an important fight against privatisation.

Workers in UK SBS Ltd, the Shared Service Centre for BIS (Department for Business Innovation and Skills) will be demonstrating their support too as they are due to transfer in 2015.

This is in response to the failure to secure an acceptable agreement with the Cabinet Office over the proposed transfer of staff to the private sector - a new company, SSCL (Shared Services Connected Ltd) that will operate shared services functions for DWP, DEFRA and in 2015, BIS.

It is planned that other government departments' work (and therefore jobs) will transfer in the longer term.

SSCL will be formed by a joint venture between government and a private company, Steria. With a 75% ownership Steria will be very much in the driving seat.

The transfer date is currently planned to be 1st November. It's clear that the government wants to plough ahead with this transfer with no regard for the fact that there will be significant job losses, off-shoring of PCS members' jobs and workers' personal data, and office closures.

The addresses of the sites are:

DEFRA

DWP


This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 21 October 2013 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.






Related links:

DWP:

trianglePCS: Time to rebuild the left

triangleGeneral secretary election: Marion Lloyd - standing for action on members' pay, jobs, pensions and more

trianglePCS general secretary election - Support Marion Lloyd

triangleDrivers and passenger assistants employed by Hackney council in the Special Education Needs Service have won a victory - click here for info.

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Government:

triangleUnite regional committee votes to support anti-cuts Enfield councillor

triangleFrench workers demonstrating in Paris on 16 January; Over 40 days of strike action have taken place against the government's attack on pensions. Photo James Ivens

triangleCladding scandal: Government steps up defence of landlords

triangleNo free ride for the airline bosses - nationalise Flybe now!

Jobs:

triangleThem & Us

triangleWest Midlands RMT guards jobs saved

triangleTata announces 1,000 job cuts - Steel unions must fight for every job!

Cardiff:

triangleCardiff East Socialist Party: Organising the Socialist Party fightback in 2020

triangleCardiff East Socialist Party: NHS in crisis

PCS:

triangleRenewing the left in PCS

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

23/1/20

London

Unite regional committee votes to support anti-cuts Enfield councillor

22/1/20

East London

A win against academisation in east London

22/1/20

Council

Make a stand: set legal no-cuts council budgets

22/1/20

Tamil Solidarity

Building Tamil Solidarity with youth and the unions

22/1/20

Royal Mail

Royal Mail workers to reballot for strike action

22/1/20

South Yorkshire

"If you think bus and rail services are crap, sign our petition to take them back"

22/1/20

Belfast

Belfast Hovis workers' all-out strike

22/1/20

PCS

Renewing the left in PCS

22/1/20

Liverpool

Capitalism fails NHS services in Liverpool: scrap PFI!

15/1/20

Young people

Young people who voted for Corbyn's manifesto will now ask... How can we win those ideas?

15/1/20

Scotland

Massive Scottish independence demo marks new stage in struggle

15/1/20

London

London: Protesters return to oppose Middle East war

15/1/20

Government

Cladding scandal: Government steps up defence of landlords

15/1/20

Nottingham

Nottingham: Youth protest against Barclays 64 million fossil-fuel investments

15/1/20

Strike

Westex Carpet strike reaches two month mark

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999