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13 March 2019
Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.
6 March 2019
MPs have given themselves a 2.7% pay increase. It doesn't sound much, but for them it means a rise of over £2,000 a year - more than many members of civil servants' union PCS take home in a month.
13 February 2019
The strike ballot's key demand is a 10% pay rise -and we need a socialist leadership to deliver it
16 January 2019
The voting meetings are starting in PCS civil service union Left Unity for the re-run contest for the Assistant General Secretary (AGS)
5 December 2018
Many Left Unity members will now expect that the incumbent AGS Chris Baugh will be confirmed as Left Unity's candidate.
14 November 2018
Re-elect Chris Baugh PCS AGS: "I can see an emergent threat in the union, where we want this union to be member-led, but at the moment it looks as though the union's moving towards control by unelected full-timers"
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.
24 October 2018
The PCS civil service union has won £3 million in damages following the union's challenge to the attempts by the Tory government to cut off its financial support from the DWP
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.
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