Action over job closures

COASTGUARD staff will launch a week of industrial action today over jobs and closures.

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) across the UK will end their shifts an hour early and start the next shift an hour later until Tuesday, July 24.

The union is in dispute over plans to close nine of the UK’s 18 rescue stations and cut more than 140 jobs.

The PCS called for the cuts to be halted, warning that they will put lives at risk.