Buzz People

Government workers strike

Merline Chambers says it is a struggle to make ends meet each month.
She works at the government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is campaigning to be paid the London living wage.
"It's a struggle to make ends meet from month to month," she says.
A worker in the coffee shops inside the government department, she is one of the 100 or so members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) who are striking to be paid at least the London living wage of £10.55 an hour.
The workers assembled outside the BEIS building in central London tell the BBC they are paid between £8.21 - the statutory National Living Wage - and other levels under £10.
Their small but loud protest - the catering and security staff are blowing on ear-splitting yellow horns and blasting out music - is taking place in the shadow of the Palace of Westminster.
Beis says it recognises that staff deserve "a fair wage for their hard work".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48674993
 
Register Now