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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.
30 May 2018
Delegates massively voted to proceed to a strike ballot
17 May 2018
Support Chris Baugh's re-election as AGS: PCS members will be shocked and disappointed that Janice Godrich intends to stand against fellow Socialist Party member Chris
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.
8 November 2017
Members of civil servants' union PCS have delivered a stinging rejection of Tory pay restraint, and shown they are willing to take action against it
13 September 2017
Workers' anger at the seven-year pay cap was reflected at the annual TUC conference - now set out a coordinated strategy to fight back!
6 September 2017
NSSN lobby of TUC 10 September: This summer has seen a wave of strikes. Now we need determined coordinated action across the public sector to smash the pay cap and fight for a £10 an hour minimum wage for all
17 May 2017
The PCS Democracy Alliance has secured an increased majority in the PCS elections.
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.
15 February 2017
Ten government equality staff were sacked by email and had to clear their desks
8 February 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including DWP closures, Picturehouse strike and Deliveroo walkout.
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.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
16 November 2016
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.
19 September 2016
This year's TUC Congress came only months after the forced resignation of Cameron after the Brexit vote, the introduction of new oppressive anti-trade union laws and the continuation of austerity.
14 September 2016
"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally
1 June 2016
PCS has been to the fore in resisting government cuts and attempting to bring together public sector unions in coordinated action.
20 April 2016
The Socialist Party supports the slate put forward by the Democracy Alliance, which includes seven Socialist Party members, including president Janice Godrich and vice-president John McInally, up for re-election.
10 February 2015
The government plans to render PCS incapable of defending and representing its members, and to silence its opposition to cuts and privatisation, writes John McInally
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