Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Britain On Strike Update, July 5
The government tried to claim that less than 100,000 civil servants struck. But the PCS union says that 84 percent of members walked out.
In London cops were pulled off the streets to answer the phones for 999 calls—because 192 out of 202 staff refused to come in to work.
Across the DWP the strike was 90 percent solid.
Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was hit hard. Some 85 percent of workers were off work—around 64,000 people, more than the total 57,000 PCS members in HMRC.
Posted by Dave Fryett at 7:21 PM