HMRC workers in strike action

HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS members of the PCS union are taking part in a week of rolling action against job cuts, office closures and privatisation.

Members in Scotland and northern England were the first to take part this week, with strikes taking place in Aberdeen, East Kilbride, Dundee, Inverness, Bathgate, Stirling, Glenrothes, Falkirk, three sites in Edinburgh, Peterlee, Hull, Sheffield, Leeds, Shipley, Bradford and Barnsley.

Further strikes are expected over the course of the week at sites across Yorkshire and Humberside, eastern England , London and south east and south west England, the Midlands and Northern Ireland, north west England and Wales.

A spokeswoman for HMRC said: “HMRC is transforming to ensure that we continue to deliver the best possible service to our customers. In common with all customer service organisations we have to match staffing to the growth in online and digital services. We remain committed to avoiding redundancies wherever possible.

“We are also determined to improve our service delivery. Assessing the performance of staff through a fair and reasonable performance appraisal system is a key part of this.”

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