22 Jul 2018

IRD and MBIE staff to strike again tomorrow

12:59 pm on 22 July 2018

Up to 4000 government workers will walk off the job for two hours tomorrow to protest against pay levels and work hours.

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Photo: RNZ/Rebekah Parsons-King

The Public Service Association said its Inland Revenue and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) members who called a strike earlier this month had still not been able to reach agreement with their respective employers.

Those workers will strike again between one and three o'clock.

The PSA's Glenn Barclay said despite "meaningful" talks with MBIE, there had been "nothing meaningful within Inland Revenue".

The negotiations related to a variety of occupations, he said.

"We've got a lot of members working in inspection and some other areas in Inland Revenue and others working in clerical admin jobs in MBIE."