Tax inspectors vote on strike
Grievance over pension plans sparks first potential walk-out in 20 years.
Tax inspectors could be set to strike for the first time in 20 years after the top civil servant’s union said it was balloting its 10,000 members on whether to join a strike with other civil service unions.
The FDA, is proposing a half-day of action, rather than the full day other unions have planned, on 23 March over plans to raise the pension age and replace the civil service final salary scheme with one based on career average earnings.
The union’s general secretary Jonathan Baume told the Financial Times that it was not seeking to bring the government to its knees but that the was a ‘genuine sense of grievance’ over the plans.