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Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) said, today's strikes by Revenue and Customs staff are part of an "ongoing campaign" to "cause disruption for the Government at key times". He added:
Thousands of Revenue and Customs workers will stage a half-day walkout today, marking the latest phase of industrial action by civil servants.
Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, which has over 50,000 members in HM Revenue and Customs, will stage picket lines outside offices across the country.
A 24-hour strike in the Home Office and UK Border Agency planned for today was postponed after a legal challenge.
It will now be escalated to a week-long series of walkouts across various parts of the department in a fortnight's time.
Thousands of staff from Revenue and Customs will go on strike tomorrow in the latest phase of months of industrial action by civil servants in a row over jobs, pensions and terms and conditions.
Members of the PCS Union will stage a half-day walkout until lunchtime. Officials say it will disrupt the start of the new tax year.
Asked if he was talking with other union leaders about a general strike, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka told Murnaghan on Sky News:
A union leader has confirmed he is in talks with counterparts about staging a general strike.
Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), said discussions were under way about action that would show people can "fight back".
It comes after it emerged last week that Unite had submitted documents to the TUC calling for a 24-hour general strike against austerity measures.