The UK is grinding to halt across multiple sectors and now civil servants from the Home Office, Border Forces, Department for Transport and Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as all set to strike.
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union warned that all areas of transport and ports will be affected by the strikes.
Last week around 100,000 civil servants voted in favour for industrial action from 126 public departments.
PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said his “members are angry” as the Cabinet Office has not moved on increasing pay by 10%, pensions and job security.
He said, “They helped to keep this country running during the pandemic, and in return, have been treated appallingly by this government.
“With inflation now at 11.1%, it is inconceivable that they are expected to cope with yet another real terms pay cut.
“With tens of thousands of members on poverty pay it is no longer about tightening belts, but about choosing between heating and eating – and that is simply not acceptable for the government’s own workforce.
“We have made it clear to the Cabinet Office that we are available for talks throughout this period.
“I hope that they do the right thing and come back to the table prepared to meet our demands.
“If not, then we are prepared to do what we need to do to show them the value of our members’ work once they withdraw their labour.”