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28 November 2018
I have worked, since leaving college - 22 years - solely in benefits. I have witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system meant to help those who need it most, creating a widespread situation
7 November 2018
This month votes take place to decide the PCS Left Unity candidates for the union's 2019 elections.
24 October 2018
The PCS civil service union has won £3 million in damages following the union's challenge to the attempts by the Tory government to cut off its financial support from the DWP
5 September 2018
Management didn't even write to the Treasury to make a case for much-needed extra money to fund a pay rise
11 July 2018
The PCS civil servants' union pay strike ballot ends 23 July. In the time left we need to squeeze out every last vote.
20 June 2018
On 14 June senior managers in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) caved in to the PCS civil servants' union's demands that they pay the contractual 'employee deal' pay rise on time in July.
9 June 2018
PCS members in the DWP were outraged that a previously-agreed pay rise was being delayed. UPDATE on 14.6.18: DWP senior management backs down!
30 May 2018
Delegates massively voted to proceed to a strike ballot
29 November 2017
The decision to outsource new benefits claims to Capita will be disastrous
16 November 2017
Applauded by supporters, PCS members marched back to work at Sheffield's Eastern Avenue Job Centre ahead of its closure
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.
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