Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/572/7100

From The Socialist newspaper, 25 March 2009

PCS Land Registry jobs and pay campaign

Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members in Land Registry, have voted 2,472 to 68 in support of the union's campaign to rebuild Land Registry as a public service for the 21st century.

A Land Registry worker

This represents an encouraging 47.8% turnout and is an overwhelming endorsement of the union's stance. For several years now, Land Registry has been operating as a trading fund.

This means it is has to generate its own income and although it is a public service with no competitors, it is being run along increasingly market based lines. Now, wholesale or partial privatisation of non core functions seems a real possibility.

Land Registry management are also drawing up plans to 'modernise' the department. This is likely to mean further attacks on workers.

Already seven offices have been marked for closure and it is possible that this figure may rise.

The recession has hit Land Registry because of the struggling property market. This has given management the excuse to accelerate plans to reduce the size of the workforce. Hundreds of staff are currently set to leave under voluntary severance packages.

Only the agreement negotiated between PCS and the Cabinet Office following a programme of industrial action in 2008 has prevented these from being compulsory redundancies.

The main demands of the campaign are that Land Registry must remain part of the civil service and deliver an impartial and accountable service in the public interest. There must be no compulsory redundancies and jobs must be worthwhile with good terms and conditions. There must be no further office closures.

The PCS Land Registry group executive will be pursuing the campaign in negotiations, bolstered by the strength of the ballot vote.

There is confidence that the Land Registry of the future can be a public service rather than for big business or wealthy landowners, providing its workforce with secure and meaningful employment.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 25 March 2009:

Capitalist crisis: Make the bosses pay!

March for jobs!

Map of Youth March for Jobs route


Socialist Party editorial

Tide of job losses must be fought


Socialist Party election campaign

Rail union launches euro election challenge

An appeal from Bob Crow

No2EU Financial Appeal pdf

NO2EU Supporter appeal pdf


Socialist Party campaigns

Students need a mass fighting organisation

Credit crunch hits home

Campaign for a new workers' party

MPs - an honourable profession!

Fast News


Socialist Party feature

The uncaring care sector

Pay for your own vetting


Socialist Party marxist analysis

State repression in Britain

Keeping (illegal) tabs on us


International socialist news and analysis

France: Three million take to the streets in national strike

Canada: "Fighting back makes a difference"

Mass demo in New York against budget cuts

Scotland: International Socialists conference a big step forward

Dundee Prisme occupation: Workers remain defiant

Stop the slaughter of Tamils: London campaign meeting


Socialist Party workplace news

Nom-dom jobs slasher

New allegations hit Unison's right wing

Unison Four to face further hearings

Wales: United battle needed to stop college cuts

Fighting for justice for cleaners!

PCS Land Registry jobs and pay campaign

Workplace news in brief


 

Home   |   The Socialist 25 March 2009   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

PCS:

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

trianglePCS ballots members on the pay cap

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleWho's watching who?: The fight for justice, trade union and democratic rights

triangleSocialist Party PCS bulletin: Scrap the pay cap

Pay:

triangleArriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangleRoyal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangleNorth London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

triangleUnite local government sector plans strike ballot

Jobs:

triangleNationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

triangleBoeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

triangleMonarch abdicates responsibility to workers

Redundancies:

triangleThree week Argos strike ends

triangleStudent occupation at Chelsea College of Arts

Market:

triangle'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

19/10/17

North West

Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against sackers' charter at Leeds Uni

18/10/17

PCS

PCS ballots members on the pay cap

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

More ...

triangle19 Oct Waltham Forest Young Socialists: Deaths in police custody

triangle19 Oct Swansea Socialist Party: Spanish revolution 1936-37

triangle19 Oct Cardiff East Socialist Party: Is equality for women possible under capitalism?

triangle19 Oct Wirral Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian Revolution

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2