Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/524/3880
From The Socialist newspaper, 12 March 2008
In a recent indicative ballot, PCS members in Land Registry voted overwhelmingly to reject a 2% cost of living pay offer - a pay cut.
Land Registry management's arrogant response has been that there is no point in any further negotiation as they are tied by the 2% public-sector pay cap. This is despite talks resuming in other government departments. At this stage, management imposed the offer without agreement!
The PCS response has been to ballot members for strike action and action short of strike. And in the largest turnout for a postal ballot in Land Registry history, members have endorsed both types of action.
The Land Registry GEC must now plan for this action, harnessing the obvious anger of members and deliver effective action which can lead to tangible improvements to members' pay.
Dave Lunn and Emily Kelly, PCS Land Registry GEC, both in personal capacity
Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.
In The Socialist 12 March 2008:
End the occupation
Gaza - end the bloodshed!
Iraq, Afghanistan: The bitter fruits of war and occupation
School student strikes
US & UK students in anti-war protest
Workplace news and analysis
Fight for a living wage!
Land Registry votes to reject pay offer
Wales further education pay dispute: Vote 'yes' in strike ballot
Shelter workers' strike success
Prison officers reject pay offer
March for pay justice
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Derby nurses fight PFI pay cuts
Hospital trusts... who makes the decisions?
Cuts continue despite financial surpluses
Post Office closures
Stroud - Save our post office!
London - Fight the closures
Socialist Party feature
World's poor hit by rocketing food prices
International socialist news
New period of workers' militancy in Germany
Socialist Party review
Profit motive and the whispering wind
The Socialist 12 March 2008 |
Join the Socialist
Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777
Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206
Regional Socialist Party organisers:
Eastern: 0798 202 1969
East Mids: 0773 797 8057
London: 020 8988 8786
North East: 0191 421 6230
North West 07769 611 320
South East: 020 8988 8777
South West: 07759 796 478
Southern: 07833 681910
Wales: 07935 391 947
West Mids: 02476 555 620
Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551