Jun 07 2017

Election 2017 – PCS summary of Labour’s manifesto

Category: National News,News — 11:35 am

As agreed by delegates to the union’s annual conference in May, PCS has published a summary of Labour’s general election manifesto in relation to our union’s key policies and demands. Continue reading “Election 2017 – PCS summary of Labour’s manifesto”


May 24 2014

Britain needs a pay rise

Category: National News,News,Pay — 9:13 am

ADC Continue reading “Britain needs a pay rise”


May 20 2014

Civil servants vote for joint strikes over pay

Category: Industrial action,National News,News,Pay — 10:36 pm

Delegates at PCS’s annual conference have voted overwhelmingly for joint strikes with other public sector unions over pay. Continue reading “Civil servants vote for joint strikes over pay”


Oct 18 2012

Join PCS on Saturday 20 October for the TUC national march and rally to demand an end to the austerity agenda

Category: National News,News — 8:46 am

PCS and the TUC are calling for policies that generate tax, income, create growth, build communities and invest in public services Continue reading “Join PCS on Saturday 20 October for the TUC national march and rally to demand an end to the austerity agenda”


Oct 10 2012

Leaked letter shows how badly the government wants to attack it’s own staff

Category: National News,Twitter posts — 10:49 pm

The Guardian newspaper has published leaked letters from the Cabinet Office, that show how badly the government wants to attack it’s own staff. (link to Guardian website).

The planned future could be announced as soon as 19 October, are you ready for;

  • Cutting holidays (are you happy to lose up to 20 days a year?)
  • Making us work longer for no extra pay (40 hours a week might be seen as too little)
  • No flexible working (Pity if you’ve got children or caring responsibilities)
  • No special leave (Close family funerals or a sick child, hope not)
  • Sick pay (No pay for the first week off?)
  • Probation (Do you mind being sacked on the spot within 2 years, if you accept a promotion?)
  • Travel and subsistence (Do you mind paying your own train fare to attend a meeting?)
  • Disciplinary procedures and Performance Management (We know what this can mean, if your face doesn’t fit, you are out of the door)
  • Applies to the Senior Civil Service (Actually, it probably doesn’t)
  • Mobility (What about being asked to move from Liverpool to London without compensation?)
  • Part time working (You’ll see your children when they grow up)
  • Weekend working (And Bank Holidays too?)
  • No more help with eye tests (Will this reduce the deficit enough?)

All of this is up for grabs. But only if we let the government get away with it.

We wish this was a joke, but it’s not. We need to stand together or these attacks may just be the start. Talk to your workmates, tell them what this means for all of us and ask them to join the union, if they aren’t already a member. We’ll be putting out more information on what this means for staff in DCLG, via email. But contact us if you want to help or have a question.

We are filling out the staff survey this month, so this is one way to make your views felt. But also join the TUC demonstration on 20 October to help fight against the attacks on us all, being made under the banner of ‘austerity’.


Oct 09 2012

Proposed cuts in facility time could lead to worsening terms and conditions

Category: National News,News — 9:04 am

Government plans to  cut the time civil service union representatives can spend on representing members comes at the same time as they plan to fundamentally review all our terms and conditions.  The proposed cuts in union representation  will make it much harder for us to consult effectively on the proposed changes.  Continue reading “Proposed cuts in facility time could lead to worsening terms and conditions”


Oct 05 2012

Members £100 a month worse off

Category: National News,News,Pay — 9:04 am

The PCS austerity calculator shows  how much the government’s austerity policy is affecting your income. Continue reading “Members £100 a month worse off”


Mar 14 2012

Pensions update

Category: Industrial action,National News,News — 9:30 am

With the ballot due to close on 16 March please see the attached update regarding the Government’s recent announcement regarding increased pension contributions; the response of the PCS national union; and what members can do in response. Continue reading “Pensions update”


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