Join a week of action for fair pay in the public sector
On Wednesday, 15 October PCS members in the civil service and related areas are striking for fair pay.
During that week workers across the public sector will be taking coordinated
industrial action for fair pay, and on Saturday, 18 October there will be major union demonstrations in London and Glasgow called by the TUC and STUC.
On 10 July we took successful joint action with union members in local government, education and the fire service over pay.
Stepping up the campaign
Now we are stepping up the campaign with our latest day of our action, including lobbying MPs in their constituencies, followed by marches and rallies on 18 October.
Strike action is a last resort but the government imposed a 2-year pay freeze in 2010 and in recent years has capped pay for all public sector workers at 1%. Since 2010 prices have risen by 16%.
We have submitted a national pay claim asking for 5% or £1,200 for all civil service and related staff. We are demanding a fair settlement.
Action gets results
PCS negotiates strongly with the government and employers, but we are ready to take action should they refuse.
Industrial action has got results for PCS members in recent weeks:
- In the Land Registry action by members stopped privatisation (link to PCS Website)
- In HMRC action by members in one branch won secure jobs for fixed term staff (link to PCS Website)
- In the MoJ Shared Services action won an agreement giving members important protections. (link to PCS Website)
What you can do: