PCS members working as legal advisors and court associates in England and Wales have announced four more strike days over using the controversial Common Platform system.
The workers, who have already taken nine days’ action, will be back on strike from December 9th to 12th. PCS members in the Midlands and North East England will take action on all four days, with members across the rest of the country joining in on December 10th. This third wave of action will follow a second wave from December 2nd to 5th.
The employer, His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS), paused the system’s roll-out to allow negotiations to take place but has since pressed ahead with the unpopular scheme.
PCS general secretary, Mark Serwotka, said:
“This latest wave of strike action is borne out of disappointment and frustration at managers’ refusal to listen to our concerns.
Every day they ignore us is another day our members work longer hours, another day when their ability to deliver justice is affected, another day when the justice system fails to work properly.
We call on the employer to listen to us, understand the seriousness of the problems and to rethink the entire Common Platform system.”