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11 July 2018

Campaign in full flow to squeeze out every last Yes vote in pay ballot

The PCS civil servants' union pay strike ballot ends 23 July. In the time left we need to squeeze out every last vote.

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6 June 2018

PCS union launches strike ballot on pay

Workers in the PCS union, representing civil servants across all government departments, have voted overwhelmingly to ballot members for strike action.

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30 May 2018

Conference 2018: members ready to fight to end pay misery

Delegates massively voted to proceed to a strike ballot

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23 May 2018

PCS conference votes for strike action

At its conference in Brighton on 22 May the PCS civil servants' union voted decisively for a statutory strike ballot against the Tories 1% pay cap. The ballot date is not fixed but is expected to start in June.

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9 May 2018

PCS: A fighting strategy to defeat the Tory pay cap

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.

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11 April 2018

PCS elections: Vote for Democracy Alliance candidates!

Ballot papers for the PCS civil service union national executive committee and group elections will start arriving on 20 April

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7 March 2018

PCS: Re-elect the left and fight for decent pay

The past month or so, branches of the civil servants' union PCS have been holding annual general meetings, writes Marion Lloyd, PCS NEC and chair Left Unity.

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29 November 2017

PCS union says no to pay misery

Other public sector unions are considering their position, with a number proposing to hold similar consultative ballots. This is to be welcomed - and they need to get on with it

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9 August 2017

Coordinated action needed to break pay restraint

The misery of austerity for millions of workers is set to continue under the Tories. Chancellor Phillip Hammond has defended the 1% pay cap and claimed that public sector workers are overpaid

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17 May 2017

Increased majority for Democracy Alliance

The PCS Democracy Alliance has secured an increased majority in the PCS elections.

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26 April 2017

PCS Left Unity says get rid of the Tories!

Theresa May's calling of a snap general election on the pretext of needing a mandate on Brexit is a sham. However, the election campaign gives an opportunity to expose and oppose her government's austerity programme and to get rid of the Tories.

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19 April 2017

PCS ballot papers out: vote Democracy Alliance

PCS executive committee elections: It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate

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12 April 2017

PCS election: Vote Democracy Alliance

The ballot for the 2017 national executive committee (NEC) election of civil servants' union PCS opens on 20 April and closes 11 May.

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1 February 2017

Vote for Left Unity in the PCS elections

In December 2016 I was elected chair of PCS Left Unity, which is a rank-and-file organisation that brings together left activists in the union. It is open and democratically run. The Socialist Party has consistently recognised the importance of working with other left groups and independents, which is why we have always argued for the right to disagree on policy issues while standing for maximum unity in elections.

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18 January 2017

PCS union national executive elections

PCS national executive committee elections will soon get under way. The current PCS leadership is widely regarded as one of the most effective campaigning leaderships in the trade union movement.

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16 November 2016

Support the campaign to readmit expelled socialists

75 socialists, with more than a thousand years' membership of the Labour Party between them, have collectively applied to the Labour Party's national executive committee (NEC) to be readmitted.

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9 November 2016

Read the Socialist

Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.

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1 June 2016

PCS conference takes serious approach to key political and industrial questions

PCS has been to the fore in resisting government cuts and attempting to bring together public sector unions in coordinated action.

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27 May 2016

BIS office closure: Anger and determination to fight on

Confirmation of the Business, Innovation and Skills Sheffield office closure came on 26 May

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18 May 2016

PCS leads the way in fightback against Tories

What a difference a year makes! Last year's PCS (civil servants' union) conference took place in the immediate aftermath of the Tory election victory. All the pessimists in leading positions in the labour and trade union movement shied away from a fight against what they saw as an all-powerful government.

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