Tax Office Staff to Strike

Tax Office Staff to Strike

HMRC staff are going on a strike this week as a protest against policy on sick pay.

The PCS union is calling on its 50,000 members to walkout at 16:00 on June 7, with members to come in to work late at 10:00 the following day and taking two hours for lunch.

Changes in policy have meant that HMRC staff taking more than five days sick pay or being absent on more than three occasions could face disciplinary action.

A PCS spokesman said: This action is being taken in protest against HMRC policies which will see administrative action – which can lead to dismissal – being taken against staff if they take more than five days’ sick leave.

“It is vital that wherever possible members support this action, as it will send a clear message to HMRC that we will not allow them to continue to erode our terms and conditions.”

Ricky Steedman

Ricky worked as an Investigator in the Inland Revenue for over 20 years before founding Steedman & Company in 1987, giving him the experience and knowledge that enabled him to help so many clients over the years.

His appearance on a Channel 4 television programme about the inside workings of Revenue and Customs was watched by 4.1m which sealed his status as one of the most highly respected tax consultants to ever work in Scotland.

Ricky led all tax investigation and COP 9 cases, using his extensive knowledge to help people reach a positive resolution to their situation.

Ricky passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2022 after leaving his indelible mark on the company he founded and headed for over 35 years.

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