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Industrial Action (Newcastle)

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the industrial action on the Newcastle Civil Service Estate between the Public and Commercial Services Union and MacLellan. (80555)

The Department for Work and Pensions does not have a policy on the industrial action on the Newcastle Civil Service Estate. The dispute is between the Public and Commercial Services Union and MacLellan. The staff involved were formerly part of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the industrial action between Public and Commercial Services Union and MacLellan on the work of his Department carried out on the Newcastle Civil Service Estate. (80557)

The industrial action between Public and Commercial Services Union and MacLellan has had minimal impact on the Department for Work and Pensions business in Newcastle. Core business has not been affected and security has not been compromised.