Civil servants vow to bring airports, ports and courts to grinding halt in nationwide pay strike


CIVIL servants last night vowed to bring airports, ports and courts to a grinding halt in a nationwide pay strike.

Militant trade union bosses rejected a two per cent pay offer from the Government, which lags behind inflation.

Militant union boss Mark Serwotka is behind the strikes

The 55,000-strong Public and Commercial Services Union voted at its national conference in Brighton to formally ballot its members across the entire public sector.

It risks further passport chaos and DVLA delays.

PCS boss Mark Serwotka said strikes would show civil servants were not “bowler-hatted grandees in Whitehall”.

He said they were people who feel there “is now no alternative”.

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He added: “We’re prepared to stand up and fight to get better.”

It comes after the RMT railway union voted in favour of a nationwide strike that will cripple the rail network.

Members of the union who work on London’s Tube will also walk out on June 6 in a row over just one manager.

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