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UK government accused of ‘civil service bashing’ in remote working row

August 12, 2021

A UK civil service union accused some government ministers of indulging in “civil service bashing” while another warned of industrial action, after a war of words was sparked this week about civil servants’ return to the office.

The flurry of stories in the UK media began when an unnamed senior government minister told the Daily Mail newspaper that civil servants should lose pay if they remained working from home. “If people aren’t going into work, they don’t deserve the terms and conditions they get if they are going into work,” the minister said.

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