Left Unity leadership condemns DWP office closures and risk to jobs

On Thursday 17th March DWP announced their intention to close 41 offices, following a previous decision in 2017 that declared many of these workplaces “transitional” and at risk of closure.

Despite this threat hanging over our members for the best part of 5 years, the announcements last Thursday still came as a huge shock to those on the receiving end of this devastating news and left a number of long standing PCS members in tears.

There is simply no justification for these closures, which are based on an out of date and failed strategy of the DWP Executive Team.

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