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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

Strike to stop suffering at Universal Credit centres

13 March 2019
Workers who manage people’s claims for the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit began a two-day strike on Monday to win a better service for claimants.

Reports round up: Bin workers should refuse to take any rubbish from council

05 March 2019
Bin workers should refuse to take any rubbish from anti-union Labour council

SWP members in the PCS union statement on the pay campaign and AGS election

26 February 2019
Two ballots for PCS union members starting in March, one for strike action over pay and the other to elect the Assistant General Secretary, will shape the future of PCS for some time to come.

Fights against outsourcing bosses

19 February 2019
A national day of action has been called on 26 February against outsourcing.

National strike ballot over pay in civil service

12 February 2019
Civil service workers are set to begin a national strike ballot

Reports round up: Civil service workers could ballot for national strikes

05 February 2019
Food workers declared victory last week as bosses backed off from threats about public holiday working.

Tory cuts behind Ministry of Justice ‘meltdown’

29 January 2019
Thousands of court cases were disrupted or delayed across England and Wales last week due to an IT meltdown at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

Reports round-up - high stakes for Beefeaters

29 January 2019
Workers at three royal palaces are set to strike on Wednesday of next week

Whitehall workers walk out for living wage

22 January 2019
Outsourced workers at the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy walked out on Tuesday

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