Tax workers in the midlands to strike against job cuts

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More than 4,000 tax workers across the midlands will strike this Thursday (June 26) in a dispute over job cuts, the Public and Commercial Services union has announced.

The walkout, alongside 1,500 of their colleagues in Northern Ireland, forms part of a week of rolling strikes affecting HM Revenue and Customs offices as the union campaigns to halt the cuts and persuade senior officials to work with them to develop a robust case to government for a fully resourced department.

A spokesman said: “Years of successive job cuts have left the organisation unable to cope, with delays on telephone lines continuing, huge backlogs of post and private debt collectors being brought in to chase up tax credits overpayments.

 

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