Tag Archives: PCSU

This is a dispute that is entirely of the government's making

'Pay more, work longer, get less' remains government position

27 June 2011 Speaking after today’s meeting with ministers over the government’s plans to cut public sector pensions, PCS general [...]
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This first joint strike will include 750,000 public servants

Civil servants vote for strike over cuts to pensions, jobs and pay

15 June 2011 More than a quarter of a million civil and public servants today (15) joined teachers in voting [...]
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PCS and Unite take first action on equalities body

6 June 2011 PCS, the largest civil service union and Unite, the largest trade union in Britain and Ireland, are [...]
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PCS and Unite – together for the alternative

20 May 2011   Len McCluskey – leader of the million member Unite trade union – was given a standing [...]
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Coastguard climbdown is a 'body blow' for government – Mark Serwotka

19 May 2011 Public and Commercial Services union general secretary Mark Serwotka has described the apparent climbdown over coastguard cuts [...]
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PCS conference: A quarter of a million public servants to ballot for strike

18 May 2011 More than a quarter of a million civil and public servants will ballot for a strike over [...]
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Benefit office closures 'deeply flawed' as unemployment will rise

13 May 2011   The decision by Jobcentre Plus to close one fifth of its benefit processing offices and call [...]
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PCS executive strike action motion

This is a PCS Executive Committee emergency resolution which will be put to the PCS conference next week PCS and [...]
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On the picket line in Halifax

18 April 2011   History was made today with a first ever picket line at Halifax Jobcentre Plus call centre.That [...]
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Strong vote for action against HMRC sick policy

13 April 2011 Members of PCS in HM Revenue and Customs have voted convincingly to take industrial action in opposition [...]
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More than 250,000 public servants to ballot for strike

12 April 2011 More than a quarter of a million civil and public servants could be balloted for a strike [...]
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Jobcentre call centre staff name strike date

8 April 2011   Thousands of Jobcentre Plus call centre staff will strike on 18 April after bosses refused to [...]
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“Shadow Minister fails to catch mood of the conference”

From UNISON Active Following Dave Prentis’ rallying of health delegates to the National Health conference, there was a rousing demo [...]
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Exposing the myths about welfare

6 April 2011 Right-wing politicians and commentators make regular pronouncements about welfare. We look at its importance and bust some [...]
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Hundreds of jobs threatened under 'work' programme

1 April 2011 New contracts announced today to run the government’s back to work scheme will add hundreds more to [...]
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Managing Attendance in HMRC – Ballot

March 11th We have received Members’ Briefing MB/003/11 (see below) advising members of a ballot for industrial action over the [...]
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Thousands of jobcentre staff start strike vote

7 March 2011 Around 7,000 staff in Jobcentre Plus call centres will begin voting today in a strike ballot over [...]
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PCS: Massive support for campaign against cuts

14 January 2011 PCS members have voted by a massive majority to back the union’s campaign against cuts to public [...]
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PCS: Cameron inviting industrial and legal action by refusing negotiations

Speaking after a meeting with prime minster David Cameron, which he attended with other trade union leaders and the TUC [...]
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PCS ballot to reject government offer after minister reneges on promise of further talks

19 November 2010 We are balloting PCS members on the rejection of the government?s proposed cuts in the civil service [...]
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PCS National executive response to comprehensive spending review

27 October 2010 Next steps in the campaign to defend job, pay, pensions and public services, and an update on [...]
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Nine jobseekers for every job in Duncan Smith's Cardiff

23 October 2010 The city where Iain Duncan Smith claims people from Merthyr Tydfil should go to find work currently [...]
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Generation will be thrown on scrapheap by massive cuts

The government’s comprehensive spending review will put hundreds of thousands of public sector workers out of work and is an [...]
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Compensation scheme update 14 October – Talks on redundancy re-open

14 October 2010 The national executive committee (NEC) agreed on the 7 October that the latest offer on the civil [...]
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Passport office closures increase risk of identity fraud

Criminals will find it easier to produce fraudulent passports if the government presses ahead with office closures in the Identity [...]
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Government seeks to slash redundancy pay to make massive job cuts

The government is seeking to override the wishes of the majority of its workforce by imposing cuts to civil service [...]
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Working together to fight the cuts and promote public services

PCS and Unison joint statement PCS and Unison are committed to working together to fight cuts and promote public services. [...]
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PCS and UNISON forge alliance to fight cuts

8 September 2010 Two of the UK’s biggest public sector unions, UNISON and PCS, representing 1.7 million workers, have pledged [...]
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PCS: 100 days of attacks – What has the new government done?

An overview Since forming a coalition government on Tuesday 11 May, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have wasted no time [...]
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Ministry of Justice – Mass job losses loom as justice cuts revealed

10 August 2010 The Ministry of Justice is planning for job cuts on an unprecedented scale as the first indication [...]
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Evidence busts myth pensions are unaffordable

Evidence submitted by the civil service unions to the government’s review of public sector pensions busts the myth that they [...]
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Cutting jobcentre staff while unemployment rises is 'absurd'

Plans announced by the Department for Work and Pensions today to cut 8,000 jobs from jobcentres by March 2011 are [...]
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Judge vindicates PCS over cuts to redundancy pay

?? 18 June 2010 A High Court judge has dealt the final blow to the government’s unlawful cuts to civil [...]
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Major victory for union over plans to cut civil service redundancy pay

10 May 2010 The Public and Commercial Services union has won a major legal victory against government plans to drastically [...]
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Election result is a rejection of cuts agenda

The lack of clear support for the Tories in the general election and poor showings for Labour and the Liberal [...]
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Striking Civil Service Union Responds To Budget

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) responded to the budget as up to 200, 000 civil and public servants [...]
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Civil service compensation scheme: keep the pressure up

PCS Branch briefing: 11 March Support the national overtime ban National strike action now set for budget day – 24 [...]
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PCS: Invest in Revenue and Customs to close the £120 billion tax gap

The amount of money lost to the government through tax avoidance, evasion or uncollected tax exceeds £120 billion according to [...]
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PCS Members vote for national strike

25 February 2010 Up to 270,000 civil and public servants from across the UK are set to launch a month [...]
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PCS National executive committee agrees industrial action ballot timetable – branch briefing

Branch briefing The national executive committee has agreed to proceed to ballot members on a campaign of national industrial action, [...]
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Land Registry workers shocked by secret filming

WEYMOUTH Land Registry has been secretly filming staff at home, in shops and at the gym after they made compensation [...]
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PCS to launch legal action and hold strike ballot

PCS decided today to launch legal action with other unions against the government over unilateral changes to the Civil Service [...]
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Union to consider standing candidates in election

PCS today set in train a process that could see the union standing and supporting other candidates in future parliamentary [...]
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Sheffield PCS beats off vicitmisation

Management back down in face of strike action DWP activist Lee Rock has had his penalty for serious misconduct quashed [...]
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HMRC office closures

Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) working at Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Westgate House, Bridgwater [...]
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Union anger over government nuclear decision

PCS Press release 11 Jan 2008 PCS has condemned the government’s decision, in the White paper Meeting the Energy Challenge, [...]
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Agreement reached over BAA pensions dispute

Strikes threatening BAA’s seven UK airports have been called off following an agreement between the unions and management, the Public [...]
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PCS strike action

This is a PCS press release   Management still not listening PCS met DWP management yesterday in a final attempt to [...]
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PCS members vote for industrial action

PCS members have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the union’s proposals for national industrial action aimed at resolving the ongoing national [...]
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New Pensions Deal – an Alternative View

This is a text of a leaflet by the PCS Independent Left in relation to the Pension changes which the [...]
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Appeal for solidarity against victimisation

Gill Whittaker, PCS activist and President of Chesterfield TUC is under threat of vicitimsation. Her union branch is calling on [...]
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