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29 January 2014
The Land Registry has been a part of the UK civil service since 1862. However, a consultation currently underway threatens to remove the vast majority of it from the public sector
4 December 2013
Grangemouth: Grangemouth workers are facing 200 job losses in spite of recently agreeing cuts to pay and working conditions to keep the plant open
11 November 2013
In light of recent setbacks for the working class, does the trade union movement need to reconsider how it uses industrial action? John McInally writes
31 October 2013
Campus unions UCU, Unison and Unite took the start of action against real terms pay cuts [Reports added on 4.11.13]
9 October 2013
Public safety is under threat by plans to break up and privatise the Probation Service in England and Wales, writes Chas Berry
25 September 2013
Public sector workers have, yet again, demonstrated their determination to resist the Greek government's austerity attacks, as demanded under the bailout conditions of the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Commission and European Central Bank)
17 July 2013
No-go zones: A third of the country is now effectively a no-go zone for low-income families because of high rents
28 June 2013
This week's government spending review continued war waged against us - all of us not part of the super-rich 1%. George Osborne announced a further £11.5 billion of cuts. By 2017-18 government spending is expected to be down a third from when the Con-Dems took office.
26 June 2013
Workers in Royal Mail have finally had a say on privatisation, after years of listening to MPs tell us what's best for us and the services we deliver, writes a postal worker
13 March 2013
Defend pay, pensions and conditions: After a ballot result of 61% in favour of strike action, the civil service union PCS national executive has announced a campaign of industrial action to fight back against attacks on civil servants' pay, pensions and terms and conditions
15 January 2013
The coalition government's austerity programme is being increasingly exposed as a disaster for all but the business and banking elite, writes John McInally, PCS vice president
10 January 2013
The decision announced today (10th January) to close seven more public sector prisons is irresponsible when the prison population remains high and overcrowding is widespread, the Public and Commercial Services union says in a press release...
30 November 2012
Friday 30th November has seen an overwhelming response from PCS members, who aren't prepared to accept attacks on terms & conditions and union allocation time
19 September 2012
Editorial of the Socialist A rage is building up. How can it be any other way? Every aspect of our lives is under threat - and the people attacking us, the pro-big business politicians, the bosses and the right-wing media, are sitting pretty
30 August 2012
Across the country millions of people are starting to suffer the consequences of Austerity Britain. Over two and a half million are unemployed, with millions only able to get part time work.
25 July 2012
The Olympics G4S security debacle has further increased public opposition to privatisation. But for G4S at present, its failure to deliver on its contract will merely dent its massive profits
18 July 2012
Lobby the TUC to call a general strike: The cracks in the Coalition are becoming open splits. This is a weak government that can be defeated. However, left to its own devices, it will stagger on, unleashing the remaining 85% of the biggest austerity programme for 90 years.
27 June 2012
Having declared that Unison has got the best public sector pension deal it could get, the union's general secretary, Dave Prentis, is now moving on to the next campaign on "fair pay"...
26 June 2012
(Updated 27 June) Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members have again supported action to defend jobs and services in Revenue and Customs with a day's strike on 25 June
13 June 2012
Not a penny more off our pensions and not a day longer at work!: It's been seven months since the magnificent strike on 30 November in defence of public sector pensions...
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