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10 August 2006
STRIKE ACTION by PCS members in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has brought management to the negotiating table and forced them to make an offer to settle the dispute, writes Jane Aitchison, PCS DWP president, personal capacity.
27 July 2006
Labour Representation conference: THE LABOUR Representation Committee (LRC) held its annual conference on 22 July. It was dominated by Labour MP John McDonnell's announcement that he will be standing for the leadership of the Labour Party, writes Jim Horton.
15 June 2006
FIVE TIMES-elected trade union president Janice Godrich opened last week's civil service union PCS conference, saying that the union has a distinctive voice in the British trade union movement, writes Bill Mullins.
8 June 2006
PCS conference: ON THE second day of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) section of the civil service union PCS conference, delegates wrestled with the crucial question of "where now for the DWP strikes?", writes Bill Mullins.
8 December 2005
NORMALLY A meeting of a union broad left would be of interest mainly to left activists in that particular union but last Saturday's 150-strong national conference of the PCS broad left (Left Unity) was...
15 September 2005
JANICE GODRICH, president of civil service union PCS and Mark Serwotka, the general secretary, called a special press conference at TUC conference to show how far New Labour will go to smash the welfare state...
20 November 2004
HUNDREDS OF people, packed into a TUC-organised rally in defence of pensions on 16 November, heard Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union openly call for a one-day public sector general strike in the spring...
30 October 2004
Announcing the strike ballot result Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary said...
25 September 2004
PCS General Secretary speaks to The Socialist PCS CIVIL service trade union members are in the frontline of the Blair government's attacks on public-sector jobs and services, with 104,000 jobs threatened. The union's general secretary, Mark Serwotka, spoke to Ken Smith at the recent TUC conference.
18 September 2004
Cuts in jobs and public services...: "WE HAVE to tell this government that we are fed up with them knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing", Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) general secretary Mark Serwotka told the TUC Conference...
19 June 2004
THE 2004 conference of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) was a test of the first year of the Left Unity-led national executive (NEC) by delegates and union activists from across the country...
13 September 2003
THE DAILY reality of working-class life finally found its way onto the floor of this year's TUC - a body that had become increasingly remote from working class struggles in recent years, writes Ken Smith.
19 July 2003
THE VICTORY of the left and the demise of the right wing in the PCS civil service union has to be one of the most significant developments in the trade union movement in recent years, writes Bill Mullins, Socialist Party industrial organiser.
7 March 2003
ON 3 March a meeting entitled "Where is New Labour going?" took place in London. Around 500 attended, predominantly left activists. This meeting marked a significant development in the positions of all
9 August 2002
FIFTEEN YEARS of the extreme right wing controlling the general secretary position of the PCS civil service union ended dramatically in court 16 of the High Court on 31 July, writes Ken Smith.
7 June 2002
IN THE High Court on 31 May, a judge ruled that the election of Mark Serwotka as general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) was legal and that the union executive's actions to remove him were illegal
31 May 2002
Reclaim The Union: THE RIGHT-WING of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), the biggest civil service union, are attempting to overturn the result of the general secretary election of 18 months ago and the decisions of the union's recent national conference
29 March 2002
JANICE GODRICH, Left Unity candidate for national president of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) spoke to The Socialist about the main issues in the election and why she is standing
15 December 2000
MARK SERWOTKA, a Left Unity member standing on an independent socialist ticket, has been elected general secretary of civil service union PCS, writes Kevin Kelly, PCS Land Registry, personal capacity.
15 December 2000
IT WAS clear that once Reamsbottom had been told that Left Unity were not putting up a candidate he faced the possibility of being beaten by Lanning in a straight fight, writes Bill Mullins.
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