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5 September 2018
Chris, assistant general secretary of the PCS, speaks (pc) about the challenges currently facing the union and the wider labour movement
23 August 2018
The Socialist Party rejects the view of the new group 'Socialist View', that all that is required for success in 2019 is to do the same as 2018 but be better organised.
20 August 2018
The dispute within the left of Britain's largest civil service union raises key issues for the whole labour movement. Above all, the need for democratic, lay-member control of fighting trade unions.
8 August 2018
The union needs a special delegate conference as soon as practically possible
8 August 2018
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Thatcher's Militant blacklist, capitalism wants slums, World Cup nationalism?
8 August 2018
Huge anger is being stoked up among staff in the Ministry of Justice after the 'modernising employment proposition' pay offer came as yet another in a long line of slaps to the face
25 July 2018
The PCS strike ballot returned a massive majority for action but fell short of the 50% turnout required by the Tory anti-union laws.
25 July 2018
On 24 July, The Guardian published an article revealing that Thatcher's government worked with MI5 and Special Branch to draw up a blacklist of civil servants deemed to be 'subversives'.
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.
4 July 2018
Only by voting Yes in the PCS union strike ballot, closing 23 July, will the government take notice
13 June 2018
Interview with PCS assistant general secretary Chris Baugh: After years of real-terms pay cuts, the PCS is balloting to strike for a fully funded, above-inflation increase.
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!
6 June 2018
Workers in the PCS union, representing civil servants across all government departments, have voted overwhelmingly to ballot members for strike action.
30 May 2018
Delegates massively voted to proceed to a strike ballot
16 May 2018
You know the squeeze in the public sector is coming to a crunch when workers for an organisation that was set up to try to prevent strikes walk out on strike themselves. But that was precisely what happened as conciliators at Acas took strike action on 11 May.
15 May 2018
An interview with Socialist Party member Chris Baugh - three times elected PCS assistant general secretary - who will again be seeking the support of Left Unity to be its candidate in next year's election.
9 May 2018
The PCS civil service union pay claim for a fully funded pay increase of 5% or £1,200 minimum and a commitment to centralised bargaining has been rejected by the Tory government.
11 April 2018
Ballot papers for the PCS civil service union national executive committee and group elections will start arriving on 20 April
24 January 2018
On 31 January PCS members from across the UK civil service will participate in pay day protests over public sector pay restraint which has seen a 20% cut in wages since 2010. These protests come on the back of our fantastic consultative ballot result.
6 December 2017
PCS members at Wakefield Driving Test Centre began two days of strike action on 4 December against attacks on their terms and conditions of work as part of a national dispute
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