Hundreds of Universal Credit staff poised to strike

Phil Miller - 25 August 2019

HUNDREDS of universal credit staff will launch a two-day strike on Tueday in a row over workloads and staffing levels.

More than 200 workers at the Universal Credit Service Centre in Stockport are expected to walk out, in the latest blow to Amber Rudd’s miserly Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Civil Service union PCS wants more than 100 staff recruited to deal with increasing workloads, an end to staff cuts and no more victimisation of union reps.... See more