Socialist Worker

PCS members protest against Eric Pickles' union attacks

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2364

around 50 PCS workers on a lunchtime picket outside their work

PCS lunchtime picket against Pickles' attacks (Pic: Michael Bradley)

Some 50 PCS union members at the Department for Communities and Local Government held a lunchtime protest on Thursday of last week.

They are furious at attempts by Tory minister Eric Pickles to weaken the union. The department plans to end the “check-off” whereby union subs are taken straight from wages.

“It’s not happening in any other department,” one PCS rep told Socialist Worker.

The PCS plans legal action against Pickles over the breach of contracts.


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Tue 30 Jul 2013, 17:24 BST
Issue No. 2364
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