HMRC Strikes Scheduled
HMRC advisers working in two call centres are planning eighteen days of strikes during May and June.
The action will affect HMRC staff in the personal taxes operations employer services in Glasgow and Newcastle. More than four hundred HMRC advisers are expected to join the strikes.
Which departments are affected?
The walkouts will affect the following departments:
- Employer helpline
- Construction industry scheme (CIS)
- Student loans unit
- PAYE registrations
- Maternity, paternity and sick pay
When are the strikes?
The strikes will be held on 10th – 12th May, 15th – 19th May, 22nd – 26th May, 29th – 31st May and on 1st and 2nd June, a total period of some three and a half weeks.
Why are the advisers striking?
The PSC union said the strike had been called to pressure the government to improve pay, pensions, job security and redundancy terms. This action is a continuation of earlier action, which affected the Budget in March.
The PSC said that ‘the success of the previous targeted strike action shows that we can really make an impact and demonstrates to the government that it needs to take our demands seriously. We are determined to keep the pressure on until the government improves its offer to members’.
If you need to contact any of the above departments, service is going to be adversely affected. Please take account of the strike action where possible and schedule your calls outside of these dates.
If we can help in any way during the striker action, please get in touch.
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