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Revenue & Customs workers' lunchtime strike
As part of national industrial action on Monday 12 December, angry civil servants at HMRC Southampton held a lunchtime car park strike meeting to rally support for the continued attacks on sickness policy.
PCS rep Dave said: "Members are angry at the attempt to make sickness a disciplinary issue and means members are coming into work ill and in some cases taking leave days rather than report sick.
"We will continue to support action on this issue. We need to build on the support for 30 November, 80% came out here.
"I think we now have to consider escalating the action". Other workers raised the lack of trust people have in politicians and all the arguments put around to justify the cuts. Support for a united stand against all cuts got a good response as well as the need to stand anti-cuts candidates against the cuts establishment.