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16 November 2017
Applauded by supporters, PCS members marched back to work this morning at Sheffield's Eastern Avenue Job Centre, writes Alistair Tice.
15 November 2017
On 6 November PCS members took strike action to prevent a relocation which would likely result in around 50 redundancies
20 September 2017
Nearly half of claimants in rent arrears: We campaign for an end to in-work poverty, a living wage for all workers, and living benefits without compulsion
6 September 2017
Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."
23 August 2017
More and more jobcentres are taking action against DWP office closures
26 July 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a job centre walkout in Sheffield and the UCU banned from a meeting in Teesside.
12 July 2017
The PCS has reacted with anger to the intended closure and merging of jobcentres
16 June 2017
Members of the PCS have been striking to save the Eastern Avenue Job Centre
24 May 2017
Across all of the key issues - pay, office closures, staffing, working conditions, welfare - the message that rang out loud and clear from PCS unnion members in the Department for Work and Pensions was one of total opposition to the Tories
26 April 2017
A man with chronic health problems died after the hated 'work capability assessment' found him 'fit to work'
12 April 2017
50 PCS members walked out of the DWP administrative site at Annesley, Nottinghamshire for a lunchtime protest on 7 April.
5 April 2017
Finding out one has cancer is worrying enough. Treatment is often an ordeal. Facing financial hardship and insecurity as a result adds enormously to the anxiety many experience.
4 April 2017
Benefit sanctions punish people for being unemployed. That's why Unite Community - a trade union section for unemployed people - organised a national day of action against benefit sanctions on 30 March
28 February 2017
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a proposed large-scale reduction of its office estate by 20%, including Jobcentres and back-of-house offices with a further reduction of 10% by office co-location.
22 February 2017
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8 February 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including DWP closures, Picturehouse strike and Deliveroo walkout.
1 February 2017
As part of the Tory offensive against the public sector, the chancellor has announced a 20% reduction in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offices, and more jobcentres to share sites in local authority premises, to deliver 30% savings on estates costs. This fits in with the approaching end of the contract with the company which owns the DWP estate.
13 July 2016
In the space of just one year, 2014 to 2015, the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen by a staggering 200,000. This brings the total number to 3.9 million, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
1 June 2016
PCS has been to the fore in resisting government cuts and attempting to bring together public sector unions in coordinated action.
1 June 2016
Getting a job in austerity Britain is not a guaranteed or easy thing. I am a recent university graduate, and have spent the past couple of months job hunting. I can see how hard it can be to get your foot in the door - then we have this ridiculous 'advice' from the DWP.
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