by Tim Lezard NHS pensions staff will be the first PCS members on strike this week as they join health sector colleagues today. The union’s members in the NHS Pensions Agency will walk out for 24 hours on Monday alongside other NHS workers, including m …

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NHS pensions staff will be the first PCS members on strike this week as they join health sector colleagues today.

The union’s members in the NHS Pensions Agency will walk out for 24 hours on Monday alongside other NHS workers, including midwives for their first time in decades.

Almost a quarter of a million PCS members from civil service departments and agencies will strike all day on Wednesday 15 October.

The industrial action comes ahead of the TUC’s Britain Needs a Pay Rise demo in London on Saturday 18 October.

The focus of the strikes is pay, with wages frozen for two years after 2010 and subsequently capped at 1%, and follows the joint public sector strike on 10 July.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “While politicians of all parties repeat the lie that there is no money around, the super rich are being rewarded with tax cuts and tens of billions of pounds a year is stolen from our public finances through tax evasion.

“We are on strike this week and marching next Saturday to bring an end to pay cuts that have slashed the living standards of public servants and their families, and to demand investment in our economy so we can see a recovery for all instead of just the very wealthy.”


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