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3 April 2019
National elections in the PCS civil servants' union start on 16 April and finish 9 May. They are for the national executive committee (NEC), which is elected annually, and the assistant general secretary (AGS) position - elected for a five-year term
3 April 2019
Scrap Universal Credit now: Merthyr has received a bad press as the "benefit capital of Britain". The Mirror newspaper pointed out the average male life expectancy on one of the estates is lower than Haiti's. But it's a friendly town.
13 March 2019
Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.
23 January 2019
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Disability benefits nightmare; disappearing hospitals
2 January 2019
Christmas was far from merry for many - we need a living wage and welfare system!
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
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