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22 March 2017
If the pay cap continues to the end of the decade, average civil service pay will fall in value by more than 20%
14 March 2017
Secret government files released under the 30-year rule show that Margaret Thatcher's government directly meddled in the internal affairs of civil servants' union CPSA, the predecessor of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union.
8 March 2017
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) workers took another day of strike action on 1 March after the disgraceful sacking of ten of their colleagues by email last month. The PCS and Unite unions are now demanding the reinstatement of these workers.
15 February 2017
Reports from PCS campaigning in Llanelli and Sheffield
15 February 2017
Ten government equality staff were sacked by email and had to clear their desks
1 February 2017
John McInally looks at how the TUC reacted to the trade union laws and what comes next.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
9 November 2016
Huge changes are afoot in the civil service that will leave jobs slashed and public services a husk of their former selves. Given that 86,000 jobs have already been axed from the civil service over the past five years, this may seem like old news but the scale and scope of the Tories' austerity-driven changes are only now being revealed.
9 November 2016
The latest national statistics on safety in our prison system were released recently. These quarterly figures have been breaking records and setting new "unprecedented highs" systematically since 2010 - a year which 'coincidentally' ties in with the culling of 7,000 prison officers' jobs.
24 August 2016
Whitehall spent more than half a billion pounds on redundancy payments in two years, according to its own major departments' figures.
27 May 2016
Confirmation of the Business, Innovation and Skills Sheffield office closure came on 26 May
4 May 2016
PCS has been campaigning against austerity for many years including the public sector pay freeze. We have argued that the best way to defeat the pay freeze is to build joint coordinated action across the public sector but despite this being official TUC policy, they and other key unions have failed to build this action. While continuing to press this demand, PCS is campaigning to win settlements that will improve our members' wages wherever possible.
6 April 2016
Save BIS Sheffield: The Tory government wants the complete destruction of the civil service - its latest attack could see more than 600 government buildings close throughout the UK.
9 March 2016
Around 75% of the staff in my office are women, something which is reflected throughout the civil service. This is because unions played a critical role in the creation of the public sector as we know it.
20 January 2016
A National Audit Office report contains further proof that austerity is working out fine for the bosses, writes Dave Semple
19 August 2015
Members of probation and family courts union Napo are currently voting for national officers. The union is under sustained attack following the break-up and privatisation of over half the probation service.
15 July 2015
The Tories have lined up stinging attacks on the working class in their latest budget. But Labour leader Harriet Harman stepped forward and said 'me too' on behalf of her party.
27 May 2015
Begin the fightback now - that was the clear message from PCS conference
30 April 2015
PCS civil service union members working for computing firm CSC in Glasgow and Gosport took five days' strike action from 20 April for a fair pay award
10 February 2015
The government plans to render PCS incapable of defending and representing its members, and to silence its opposition to cuts and privatisation, writes John McInally
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