IRD and MBIE to Strike

June 26, 2018

More than 4000 public servants at Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will take industrial action next month, after an overwhelming vote to strike.

 

The Public Service Association have confirmed that after a ballot of members at the two

government departments, members had voted for a proposal for two two-hour stoppages on the 9th and 23rd of July.

 

PSA national secretary Glenn Barclay said the action was first "co-ordinated strikes" in the public service for many years. For IRD, it would be the first industrial action in 22 years.

 

Barclay has attacked MBIE's approach to industrial relations, saying the former Department of Labour should do better.

 

Meanwhile the PSA has described IRD's technology projects as "a mess", which was having a major impact on staff.

 

PSA national secretary Erin Polaczuk said the decision to take action shows they are at the end of their tether. 

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