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7 November 2018
This month votes take place to decide the PCS Left Unity candidates for the union's 2019 elections.
31 October 2018
PCS civil service union Assistant General Secretary (AGS) Chris Baugh, elected three times since 2004, has won at least eight nomination meetings in his campaign to be the Left Unity AGS candidate for a fourth term.
17 October 2018
The left in the PCS will be agreeing its programme and election candidates
22 August 2018
PCS activists have been shocked by the launch of a new group set up to campaign for Janice Godrich against incumbent and Socialist Party member Chris Baugh as the union's AGS.
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.
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.
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
23 May 2018
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.
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
7 March 2018
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.
29 November 2017
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
9 August 2017
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
17 May 2017
The PCS Democracy Alliance has secured an increased majority in the PCS elections.
26 April 2017
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.
19 April 2017
PCS executive committee elections: It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate
12 April 2017
The ballot for the 2017 national executive committee (NEC) election of civil servants' union PCS opens on 20 April and closes 11 May.
1 February 2017
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.
18 January 2017
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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