Energy workers, DVLA and Land Registry staff and DWP officials will walk out today as strikes rage across the UK.
Workers at the UK’s biggest power station – Drax in North Yorkshire – are striking over pay in a move that “threatens blackouts”.
More than 180 staff, who are members of Unite, have rejected an 8% rise.
It has been described as a “significant decline in wages in real terms” compared to the rate of inflation.
When Drax is fully operational, it produces 7% of the UK’s electricity.
The company is estimated to generate profits of more than £680m for 2022, an increase of well over 50% on the previous year, Unite says.
But bosses say they are “deeply disappointed” after a “generous, full and final pay settlement” was rejected.
Land Registry workers are starting five days of industrial action on Monday, along with a new wave of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Service staff.
More than 350 people will leave over pay, pensions, severance and job security.
The action will take place in Birkenhead, Coventry, Croydon, Durham, Fylde, Gloucester, Hull, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Swansea, Telford and Weymouth.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: “As long as the government shows no signs of resolving this dispute, we will show no signs of ending the strike.
“Ministers seem to be able to find money for almost anything other than giving their own staff a decent pay rise. PCS members are tired of being taken for granted.”
The government has insisted there is no more money in the pot for pay rises amid the cost of living crisis.
Meanwhile, staff at the Department for Work and Pensions in Liverpool are walking out as part of a national campaign over pay, pensions, job security and redundancy conditions.
Those at Toxteth Jobcentre, Liverpool Duke Street Jobcentre, Liverpool City Jobcentre, Liverpool Innovation Park Jobcentre will knock.
The PCS union has warned that its lowest paid members earn just £21,000 a year.
However, the DWP insists the union’s PCS demands “will cost the country an unaffordable £2.4bn at a time when our focus should be on reducing inflation to ease the pressure on households across the country”.
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