The Battle For Bootle is a worker and community run campaign aimed at defending jobs and the local community.
We now know that all HMRC offices in Bootle – The Triad, Litherland House, St John’s House and Comben House – are set to close by or before 2020. This means that around 3,000 staff face a move to Liverpool.
This will result in job losses, as they are among around 6,000 staff facing the move to Liverpool in the North West while the new Regional Centre will only hold between 2,800 and 3,100 staff. It will also devastate the local economy, putting many businesses particularly along Stanley Road who rely on HMRC staff custom to survive at risk of closure.
The campaign has one key demand:
- To maintain HMRC’s presence in the centre of Bootle and in Netherton.
The reasons for this are:
- To defend the jobs of staff employed directly by HMRC
- To defend the jobs of outsourced workers providing facility services to HMRC
- To defend the local economy of the Bootle area
We will use all means at our disposal in order to achieve this aim, in a campaign run by and for the workers in the Bootle area.
This website will provide regular updates on how the campaign progresses as well as how you can support it and get involved.