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11 September 2017

NSSN lobby of the TUC 2017: rank-and-file solidarity to smash the pay cap

The National Shop Stewards Network rally in Brighton on 10 September was the most inspiring yet

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6 September 2017

Strike together for better pay

NSSN lobby of TUC 10 September: This summer has seen a wave of strikes. Now we need determined coordinated action across the public sector to smash the pay cap and fight for a 10 an hour minimum wage for all

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1 February 2017

Vote for Left Unity in the PCS elections

In December 2016 I was elected chair of PCS Left Unity, which is a rank-and-file organisation that brings together left activists in the union. It is open and democratically run. The Socialist Party has consistently recognised the importance of working with other left groups and independents, which is why we have always argued for the right to disagree on policy issues while standing for maximum unity in elections.

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23 November 2016

Lessons of the 'N30' 2011 pension strike

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.

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2 November 2016

Corbyn movement must seize initiative

An opportunity now exists to build a mass party that offers an alternative to endless austerity, on the basis of socialist policies. This would be a major step forward

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1 June 2016

PCS conference takes serious approach to key political and industrial questions

PCS has been to the fore in resisting government cuts and attempting to bring together public sector unions in coordinated action.

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18 May 2016

"Where's Carwyn?"

National Museum Wales workers, on indefinite strike, rallied in Cardiff

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13 April 2016

Save BIS Sheffield: we won't be a Northern Poorhouse!

John McDonnell described Sheffield as the City of Resistance. It certainly felt like it on 9 April as 700 people marched

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6 April 2016

Northern Powerhouse or Northern poorhouse?

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.

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9 January 2016

Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

PCS's executive has endorsed continued discussions about Trade Union Momentum

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25 November 2015

Trade Union Momentum launched to organise to defend Corbyn

Over 700 gathered at Westminster Central Hall on 21 November

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7 October 2015

100,000 march against Tory cuts

100,000 people marched through Manchester on Sunday against the Tories

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15 September 2015

NSSN rally calls for mass action to 'Kill the Bill!'

There was standing room only as hundreds of trade union activists attended the National Shop Stewards Network rally and lobby of the TUC in Brighton on 13 September

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2 September 2015

Join the NSSN lobby of TUC Congress

Kill the bill!: Rob Williams explains why all trade unionists should come to the NSSN lobby of TUC Congress to build the pressure for mass action to defeat the Tories' planned anti-union laws.

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2 September 2015

Corbyn campaign: surges, purges and preparation

'Corbynmania' saw no let up throughout August. Thousands thronged to hear the left-wing candidate for Labour leader across the land. Meanwhile, the party's Blairite bureaucracy is trying to purge new supporters and skew the election.

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15 July 2015

National Gallery walkouts continue

The National Gallery will be hit by a summer of strikes if senior managers and trustees refuse to return to negotiations to avoid privatisation, the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) says

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8 July 2015

NSSN conference 2015: "We could stop austerity in its tracks"

Militant trade unionists from across the country gave inspiring accounts of strikes and struggles against austerity. Britain needs a 24-hour general strike.

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20 May 2015

Workplace news in brief

Defend NHS pay: Nurses could strike if the Tories' talk of a "seven-day NHS" results in attacks on unsocial hour and weekend working payments, according to the leader of the Royal College of Nurses, Dr Peter Carter

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10 February 2015

Defend the PCS - Solidarity to defeat union-busting


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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