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Civil service workers plan solidarity visit during all-out strike

06 August 2019
Striking cleaners and caterers at government offices in London and Liverpool are set to link up their fights over low pay and outsourcing at a rally next week.

Indefinite action is going strong in London

30 July 2019
Cleaners and caterers on indefinite strike at a central London government office are ploughing ahead with an indefinite strike over low pay and outsourcing.

All-out strikers want to take contractors to the cleaners

19 July 2019
Catering and cleaning staff at a government department in the capital have walked out and say they won’t go back till they get what they want

All-out strike over pay and outsourcing hits London - and needs your support

16 July 2019
Cleaners and caterers at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (Beis) began an all-out indefinite strike this week.

Civil service workers cue up new strikes

09 July 2019
Action by outsourced workers at government departments is spreading.

Outsourced workers plan an indefinite strike for the London Living Wage

02 July 2019
Cleaners and caterers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) in central London are set to begin an indefinite strike this month.

‘Shame on Jeremy Hunt,’ say Foreign Office strikers

12 June 2019
Striking workers jeered Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt as he passed their picket line in central London on Wednesday morning.

Striking back inside Jeremy Hunt’s office

11 June 2019
Outsourced workers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London began a five-day strike on Monday of this week

PCS conference votes for national ballots in debate over pay campaign

22 May 2019
Delegates to the PCS union’s national conference have passed a motion committing the union to continuing a campaign for national strikes over pay.

Mark Serwotka—How we can beat the Tories and defend workers’ rights

21 May 2019
On the eve of the union’s conference, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka spoke to Socialist Worker’s Nick Clark

PCS debates how to fight and win on pay

21 May 2019
Debates over the next steps in a pay fight in the civil service ran through the PCS union’s conferences this week.

DVSA examiners slam brakes on attacks

14 May 2019
Driving examiners and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) enforcement officers have voted to strike in a long-running dispute over shifts and travel time.

Lessons from the PCS elections

14 May 2019
Results of elections for the PCS union’s assistant general secretary (AGS) were announced last week.

Continue the fight after PCS vote for a national pay strike

30 April 2019
PCS union activists are debating the way forward after members voted to strike over pay, but didn’t quite meet the turnout threshold demanded by Tory anti-union laws.

Foreign Office cleaners walk out to sweep away low pay

23 April 2019
Cleaners at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have called strikes against subcontractor Interserve.

PCS union members strike together over pay and jobs in London

10 April 2019
It was a day of struggle for members of the PCS union in London on Wednesday, as workers in two government departments struck together.

Fight for every vote in PCS national pay ballot

09 April 2019
Activists still have plenty of work to do to deliver a strong yes vote.

Strikers get the feeling for a fightback in Ealing

02 April 2019
Civil service workers at a west London tax office were set to strike on Wednesday of this week in a fight to save jobs.

Workers fight against tax office closure in west London

21 March 2019
Civil service workers at a west London tax office struck on Wednesday in a fight to save jobs.

Push for national pay fight in the civil service

19 March 2019
Workers in the civil service began balloting for national strikes on Monday in a fight to smash low pay

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