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9 August 2017

Coordinated action needed to break pay restraint

The misery of austerity for millions of workers is set to continue under the Tories. Chancellor Phillip Hammond has defended the 1% pay cap and claimed that public sector workers are overpaid

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17 May 2017

Increased majority for Democracy Alliance

The PCS Democracy Alliance has secured an increased majority in the PCS elections.

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26 April 2017

PCS Left Unity says get rid of the Tories!

Theresa May's calling of a snap general election on the pretext of needing a mandate on Brexit is a sham. However, the election campaign gives an opportunity to expose and oppose her government's austerity programme and to get rid of the Tories.

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19 April 2017

PCS ballot papers out: vote Democracy Alliance

PCS executive committee elections: It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate

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12 April 2017

PCS election: Vote Democracy Alliance

The ballot for the 2017 national executive committee (NEC) election of civil servants' union PCS opens on 20 April and closes 11 May.

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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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18 January 2017

PCS union national executive elections

PCS national executive committee elections will soon get under way. The current PCS leadership is widely regarded as one of the most effective campaigning leaderships in the trade union movement.

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16 November 2016

Support the campaign to readmit expelled socialists

75 socialists, with more than a thousand years' membership of the Labour Party between them, have collectively applied to the Labour Party's national executive committee (NEC) to be readmitted.

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9 November 2016

Read the Socialist

Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.

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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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27 May 2016

BIS office closure: Anger and determination to fight on

Confirmation of the Business, Innovation and Skills Sheffield office closure came on 26 May

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18 May 2016

PCS leads the way in fightback against Tories

What a difference a year makes! Last year's PCS (civil servants' union) conference took place in the immediate aftermath of the Tory election victory. All the pessimists in leading positions in the labour and trade union movement shied away from a fight against what they saw as an all-powerful government.

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18 May 2016

BIS members strike to save jobs and keep offices open

PCS members at Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) sites will be striking on the 19 May to stop their jobs being moved to London and keep their offices open, writes Marion Lloyd, PCS union group president in Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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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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24 October 2010

Sheffield anti-cuts demonstration, 23 October

300 students and trade unionists marched down from Sheffield university to swell the size of the Yorkshire and Humber TUC rally outside Sheffield town hall to getting on for 1,000 protesters...

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