Act now to stop outsourcing of services

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The Northwest Probation and CAFCASSS branch of unison send a message of support to PCS members working in shared services for DWP and Defra who are striking today to oppose privatisation of their jobs and services.

The one-day strike by our members working in shared services – HR, procurement, finance. They are acting to protect jobs and services and safeguard the personal data of thousands of their fellow workers.

Staff and services are due to be transferred to private sector company Steria on 1 November, including at a site in deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam constituency. Steria intends to cut staff and offshore work within 12 months of the transfer date.

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