MOJ strike against privatisation

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Reposted from PCS website 

Hundreds of our members are striking today against Ministry of Justice plans to privatise their work, with the threat of sensitive data being sent overseas.

Newport MOJ 1Don’t offshore our jobs and data, is the message from our members who have turned up in number on picket lines in Newport, Wales and Bootle on Merseyside.

Our members in the two MoJ ‘shared services’ centres who work in payroll, personnel and finance covering the courts, prison services and Home Office face being handed over to a new company called Shared Services 

Connected Ltd (SSCL), set up last autumn to take on similar work for the Department for Work and Pensions and Defra.

SSCL is 75% owned by French multinational Steria, with the government retaining 25%. Months after winning the contract the company announced plans to halve the number of UK staff doing the work and close three offices by October…

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