The PCS is still looking for joint action with other unions against the government’s austerity agenda, but also needs to develop different kinds of action that it can take on its own.
The consultation aims to come up with tactics that can be sustained by PCS over a prolonged period whilst not excluding taking advantage of any opportunities for joint or co-ordinated action with other unions.
There will be no “one size fits all” answer. The consultation will centre on discussions with branch executive committees and members meetings where practical. It will gauge which tactics and specific targets command membership support and have the potential to inflict maximum disruption on government and management functions.