NI civil servants embark on one-day strike

Around 3,000 Northern Ireland civil servants are taking part in industrial action today in protest over an announcement that staff could be made to take compulsory redundancies.

Over 100,000 civil service jobs could be cut throughout the UK and civil servants throughout the mainland and Northern Ireland have joined forces to embark on the one-day strike action.

As a result of today's strike, public services, such as tax returns and benefits are expected to be disrupted.

Speaking earlier today at a rally in Belfast, Northern Ireland Public Alliance Union General Secretary John Cory, said that although NIPAU are not directly involved in the strike as they only represent Northern Ireland civil servants, union members want to show their support for their UK counterparts – particularly for their demands for no compulsory redundancies and for pay and against privatisation.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

03 December 2002
Former ministers hit out at civil service employment bar
Two former ministers of the Northern Ireland Executive who were born in the Republic of Ireland have branded a prohibition on citizens from the south applying for civil servant posts as "misgovernance".
10 August 2009
'No Bonuses' For Public Sector Bosses
Senior Northern Ireland civil servants will not receive bonuses this year, The Stormont Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has said. Mr Wilson said he had considered all "relevant factors" - including public debate over public sector pay - and decided to cut the award scheme to top level workers.
14 July 2004
Hermon demands clarification on civil service cuts
Ulster Unionist Home Affairs spokesperson Lady Sylvia Hermon has expressed her “total dismay” at Chancellor Gordon Brown’s announcement of swingeing cuts in the regional civil service.
23 January 2004
Civil Service pay strike to hit offices throughout NI
Escalating industrial action by the public service trade union NIPSA is to lead to the closure of some government offices as a dispute about the 2003 pay increase for Northern Ireland Civil Service staff continues. The offices of the Industrial Tribunal and the Fair Employment Tribunal have been closed by a three-day strike.
30 October 2013
Civil Servants Average 10 Days' Sick Leave
Staff in the Northern Ireland Civil service took on average over ten days each of sick leave over the period 2012/13, indicating an increase on the previous year. The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) today published the report 'Sickness Absence in the Northern Ireland Civil Service 2012/2013'.