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13 January 2010
I was interested to read the recent article in The Socialist by John McInally about the work my union PCS is doing to improve working conditions in call centres in the civil service, writes Paul Newton, PCS rep.
6 January 2010
Mark Serwotka, recently interviewed in The Socialist, has been re-elected as general secretary of the PCS...
John McInally, vice-president of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), photo Paul Mattsson
28 October 2009
THE PROLIFERATION of call centres within the civil service and related bodies is rooted in the government's pro-market 'reform and modernisation' programme of cuts in investment, jobs and conditions and office closures and privatisation.
As John McInally, national vice-president of the PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union - pc) explains, this is not "efficiency" as they claim but an ill-conceived strategy to deliver public services on the cheap.
30 September 2009
Well over 6,000 civil servants have replied to the government consultation on their ironically named "fairness for all" package, writes Robbie Faulds, PCS Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF) group president, personal capacity.
9 September 2009
Civil service compensation scheme: Having poured billions of tax-payers' money into bailing out the banks, the government is preparing to step up its ongoing war on the public sector, writes John McInally, national vice-president of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS)..
10 June 2009
JAMES PURNELL, government minister at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), resigned last week - one of an increasing number of ministerial resignations from Gordon Brown's disintegrating government...
20 May 2009
Delegates are gathering for the civil service union PCS conference, which starts on 20 May. Meanwhile group conferences are taking place, writes Bill Mullins.
29 April 2009
THE TREASURY'S final report of the Operational Efficiency Programme (OEP) aims to cut government spending by £15 billion, a Land Registry worker writes.
10 December 2008
The civil service and related bodies have been a particular target of the anti-public sector policies of the New Labour government, writes John McInally, PCS vice-president.
12 November 2008
THE NATIONAL strike by civil service union PCS over pay has been suspended as the employer, at the eleventh hour, offered meaningful talks aimed at resolving our long-running dispute, writes John McInally, national vice-president PCS.
4 November 2008
PCS workers on strike, photo Paul Mattsson
This is the next stage of the campaign by civil service union PCS members to defend their jobs, their standard of living and the vital services that they provide, writes Marion Lloyd, PCS national executive, personal capacity
29 October 2008
The Democracy Alliance-led national executive committee of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), which includes members of the Socialist Party, has agreed and announced a national one-day strike on 10 November, writes John McInally, national vice-president PCS.
24 September 2008
All Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members working in the civil service and related pay areas - some 270,000 workers - are being balloted for national action over the government's pay restraint policies, writes Katrine Williams, PCS DWP group executive, personal capacity.
16 July 2008
The handling by the Welsh Assembly government of two civil servants shows the different treatment of the tops in Welsh society from that of ordinary people, writes Dave Reid, Cardiff
9 July 2008
WHILE GORDON Brown's 'pay restraint' policy eats into real wages for civil service workers, his government has given big bonuses to top civil servants, including those in charge of family tax credits and benefits for the poor...
11 June 2008
Since New Labour came to power in 1997 the wealth of the richest 1,000 people in Britain has quadrupled to £412 billion. Last month it was reported that bankers and financiers had taken a record £12.6 billion in bonuses alone so far this year...
28 May 2008
PCS workers on strike, photo Paul Mattsson
This year's conference of the civil service union PCS was a resounding success, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party industrial organiser.
14 May 2008
Left Unity by itself has an overall majority on the national executive - an endorsement of the left's leadership in the face of the government's cuts and privatisation programme, writes Janice Godrich, PCS president, personal capacity.
16 April 2008
Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. PCS and teachers will join them on 24 April. Photo S O'Neill
On 24 April almost half a million public-sector workers will strike a blow against the government's policy of public-sector pay restraint, writes Jane Aitchison, civil service union PCS, Department for Work and Pensions group president, personal capacity.
11 March 2008
New Labour's co-ordinated attack on the public sector has not, to date, been met by co-ordinated action by the public sector unions, despite the best efforts of the left-led PCS civil servants union. PCS national executive committee member JOHN MCINALLY replies in a personal capacity to allegations published by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) that the PCS leadership blocked the possibility of public sector unity in the recent CWU postal workers' dispute. This article was first published in Socialism Today March 2008.
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