HMCTS members at 12 court buildings balloted by union over safety concerns, and outbreak at Bradford is confirmed

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) members at 12 court workplaces are being balloted by their union over safety concerns

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is balloting members over management failures around “serious and significant health and safety concerns”.

In a statement, PCS said that absent a commitment from HMCTS to resolve certain issues, it is now escalating the dispute.

A statutory postal ballot started on Monday 15 February, with HMCTS members at 12 courts being asked if they would be prepared to strike over safety concerns in the court buildings.

The union said an online consultative survey showed members supported its demands and were willing to strike. 

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