The tax office is to go on strike (you still have to pay tax, though)

30 July 2014

tax letter The passport people are going on strike, and now, it is the turn of those in the tax office who have had enough.

These walk-outs are the result of long-running disputes over job losses and office closures which have led to backlogs and delays, not to mention the use of private debt collectors.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will take part in the strikes over the next three days, which means that the work of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is going to get some disruptions.

Strikes will be held across the North West and Wales today, Scotland and the Midlands on Thursday, and London, the South East, South West and East of England, and on Friday, Yorkshire, Humberside and Northern Ireland.

The PCS general secretary, Mark Serwotka, said: “These strikes demonstrate we are serious about stopping these damaging cuts and making a positive case for proper investment in this crucial department.”

A HMRC spokesperson said: “We are very disappointed by the timing of the decision by PCS to call a strike to coincide with the tax credits renewals deadline."

It is almost exactly like the strike is designed to coincide with something that'll cause inconveniences that will attract attention to what the union are saying, eh HMRC?

TOPICS:   Tax

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