PCS civil service union members working for computing firm CSC in Glasgow and Gosport took five days' strike action from 20 April for a fair pay award, following measly 'offers' of 0%, 0.3% and 0.4%. The workers have suffered effective pay cuts over the last ten years without inflation proofed pay rises.
CSC is a US multinational which provides IT contracts and pensions administration for the Ministry of Defence. It made profits of over £1 billion last year. Chief executive Michael Lawrie earned $13.26 million in 2014.
PCS branch chair Harold told the Socialist: "The strike has been solid all week with large picket lines which have surprised management. We have a members' meeting next week to decide the next course of action and in the meantime there is an overtime ban and work to rule."