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14 January 2013
An examination of their role in a number of key industrial battles in the past number of years shows how flawed is their method, both in winning support for their point of view but also the lack of understanding in the relationship between ad hoc unofficial union organisations from below...
2 July 2012
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union have voted overwhelmingly to strengthen their campaigning against cuts and for the alternative to austerity with an historic decision to back election candidates...
25 April 2012
As we celebrate international workers' day on 1 May the Socialist speaks to Rob Williams, national chair of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN)...
28 March 2012
Teachers in the NUT and lecturers in some sectors of the UCU have taken strike action on 28 March as part of the continuing battle to defend public sector pensions. During their demo, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka spoke to the Socialist
11 January 2012
Rob Williams, the Socialist Party's industrial organiser, interviewed PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka in the run-up to the PCS Left Unity meeting on 7 January.
8 January 2012
New video: Mark Serwotka speaking at the PCS Left Unity open organising conference in defence of pensions on Saturday 7 January...
20 December 2011
The PCS Left Unity national committee has called an organising conference on Saturday 7th January in London. Speakers include: Mark Serwotka, John McDonnell MP, Mark Campbell, Kevin Courtney and Roger Bannister
3 November 2011
Commenting on the latest government offer on pensions, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said it "would still force public servants to pay more in and work longer for less in retirement".
6 September 2011
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka will be among the speakers at a rally organised by the National Shop Stewards Network on Sunday 11th September, calling on the TUC to lead the resistance to cuts by organising coordinated public sector action this autumn
18 May 2011
NB: Report of fringe meetings appended on 19.5.11.
The conference taking place this week of civil servants in the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) has voted overwhelmingly to start a ballot for strike action against the Con-Dem attack on public sector pensions
5 January 2011
The Socialist Party was saddened to learn of the death on 22 December of lifelong Militant/Socialist Party member, John Macreadie, a militant leader in his work for the Public and Commercial Services union...
15 September 2010
The first day of the TUC opened with reports of the congress as the main item on the breakfast news, showing footage of the National Shop Stewards Network lobby as the backdrop, writes Greg Maughan.
7 July 2010
No apology. No concern. No regret. Sitting comfortably and calmly in his Newsnight chair Michael Gove, education minister, had no qualms about claiming that cuts to frontline services are "unavoidable". Gove merely blamed the previous government. Now young people leaving university cannot get a decent job...
6 January 2010
Mark Serwotka, recently interviewed in The Socialist, has been re-elected as general secretary of the PCS...
18 November 2009
Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) is standing for re-election in the next few weeks.
Mark spoke to The Socialist about the challenges facing the union and its members.
11 July 2008
2 July 2008
JAMES PURNELL, secretary of state for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), has announced that he intends to let private sector companies cherry pick whatever DWP services they wanted to provide, writes Dave Reid.
2 July 2008
AROUND 30 people attended a meeting organised by Cambridge TUC entitled 'Together we can beat Brown's pay freeze'. The speakers were Christine Blower, acting general secretary of the NUT and PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka...
25 June 2008
As Unison started its annual conference, ahead of the council workers' vote to strike over pay, Mark Serwotka (general secretary of the PCS union) sent the following letter of support and solidarity to Unison's general secretary Dave Prentis, calling for united industrial action.
3 June 2008
Time to fight back, time to organise: Millions of public-sector workers have had their pay frozen when real inflation is rocketing, writes Rob Williams, Unite convenor, Swansea Visteon plant, personal capacity.
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