TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to civil service union vote to strike

For immediate release


Responding to the civil service union voting to strike, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Civil servants shouldn’t expect sympathy for their strikes from the working taxpayers who pay their wages.

“Bureaucrats already benefit from generous pay packets and plush pensions, with job perks and work from home privileges that many Brits can only dream of.

“The chancellor must hold the line and ensure households are not forced to cough up for pay rises well above their own.”


TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Media contact:

Elliot Keck
Investigations Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.
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